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Messages from Mr. Maguire

Mr. Maguire is testing for his 3rd Degree Blackbelt next week as well as his Instructors Black Top Uniform. Once complete Mr. Maguire will be one of the Elite Black Top Instructors. One of his homework assignments was to explain what a Blackbelt Means to him and what earning his Black Top in teaching means to him.  I enjoyed watching his video’s and thought you may too.    – Master Tommy

Homework assignments

HOmework completed

Homework assignments given: The homework assignments may only be up a short period of time. Your job is to copy it down in your notebook for future use. Once down, it will not be posted back up.

Completed homework assignments may be posted to give others an idea of what to do and a format to follow. If you would rather your assignment not be posted, just indicate that on your assignment.

Homework Due Friday May 29th, 2020

Leadership Assignment:

  1. Learn the Instructors Creed
  2. Explain what being a Blackbelt means to you or would mean to you.
  3. Explain what being an instructor means to you or what it would mean to you.

Homework Due Friday June 5th, 2020

There was no homework for this past week. It was testing week and I decided to give everyone a break to catch up on anything from the previous weeks. 

Please read below so we can discuss these topics on June 6th. No need to memorize, just be familiar with what we will discuss. 

You can’t lose with the following five mindsets!

1) We are the friendliest place in town.

2) We are the cleanest place in town.

3) We only teach GREAT classes, never just good classes.

4) We are excellent at student/parent communication.

5) We look for opportunities to recruit new students every day so we can impart the benefits of martial art to enrich their lives as martial arts has enriched ours.

Homework Due Friday June 12th, 2020

Zoom-Line by Margot Stott

Game: Zoom by Ms. Margo Stott

Leadership Game: Zoom Line
Click here for directions

This is an interactive zoom game that students of any belt level can participate in and enjoy! It is a martial arts twist on a similar game.

To play this game, everyone must have their screens in gallery mode. Once everyone has that, the first person on the screen will do 2 different martial arts moves. Because it can be hard to see some people on their screens, you will need to say both moves as you do them. Then the second person will go. The second person will do the 2nd move that person #1 did, and then do their own move. Person #3 will do the last (new) move that person #2 did, and then do another move. It will continue down the line like this until it reaches the last person, who will finish do the last move of the person before them, and finish off with the FIRST MOVE that Person #1 did.

The moves you can perform include but are not limited to:

Kicks, punches, blocks, footwork, or other moves you may have seen in combos or forms. 

To make the game more challenging, students will not be able to repeat any move that has already gone down the line. 

Variations include:

There could also be a countdown that the class would have to complete within.

Instructors could put limitations on the moves you are allowed to do: only punches, no spin kicks, only moves in P3, etc.

Besides being fun, this game will actually help you improve a variety of martial arts skills. By saying the name of the moves you are doing out loud, you are reinforcing your martial arts vocabulary. 

By watching the other students on the screen as they complete their moves, you can learn from their techniques and notice how they perform their moves.

Drills: The Chair – Side Drill by Mr. Dylan Borga

The Chair-Side Drill

        This drill is called the Chair Drill. This drill will help to increase focus, balance, strength, and control.

        What you need:

        Directions:

  1. Setup the chair in front of you.
  2. Place the pillow on the back of the chair.
  3. Place your final long object on the chair armrests (See picture below)

  1. Place your front foot far enough away so you can just touch the pillow. (NOTE: You may want to do this step before you place your long object)
  2. Chamber all the way in for a front leg side kick
  3. Extend out and gently kick the pillow in the back without touching the long object.
  4. If you do so successfully, then recoil and set your foot down. If not, place the long object back and try again until you do this successfully 5 times.

OTHER VARIATIONS

  1. For taller people, you may choose to go over the long object instead of underneath, which is acceptable as well.

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Class Warm-ups

Class Drills

Class Games

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Superhero Drill w/ Parents

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Leadership Class Activity

Saturday May 23rd, 2020 (What can kids do at home as a game and not get lost)

-Running in the jungle:

o  Log = jump

o  Branch = duck

o  Monkey = act like a monkey

o  Lion = growl loud like a lion

o  Cheetah = run really fast!

o  Bear = fall to the floor

-Ninja freeze:

o  You turn your head from the camera and count to 10

o  Turn around and say FREEZE!

o  If you are caught moving then you must to do 5 jumping jacks. (Work the honor system)

o  For smaller classes, you can have them sit until there is 1 person left.

-Instructor Says:

o  Just like ‘Simon Says’ but with the word ‘Instructor’

o  If you make a mistake then you must to do 5 jumping jacks. (Work the honor system)

o  For smaller classes, you can have them sit until there is 1 person left.

-Rock-paper-scissors:

o  If you lose then you must to do 5 jumping jacks. (Work the honor system)

o  For smaller classes, you can have them sit until there is 1 person left.

-Scavenger Hunt:

o  Call out an item and they must try and find it in their house.

o  The first person to show it wins and everyone else must do 5 jumping jacks. (Work the honor system)

o  For smaller classes, you can have them sit until there is 1 person left.

Virtual Drill / Game
Program: Virtual SKILLZ
Skill: 1. Early SKILLZ Virtual
Style: Blocking
Drill: (BLOCKING) Dodge
Equipment needed: 1 pool noodle
Instructors needed: 1 instructorDescription: The students will work on blocking by spotting the pool noodle coming at them then blocking

How to Video

  

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Steps:

1.   Have the student stand close to the screen.

2.   Explain the rules:

●       The instructor will have the pool noodle.

●       When the instructor says go they will aim the pool noodle towards the camera like they are trying to hit the students on the head.

●       Every time the student sees the noodle they will have to throw a high block up to “protect their head”

Continue for 2-3 times.

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Coming Soon…

Ecma Teaching Curriculum

The Mindset of A Martial Arts Instructor

You can’t lose with the following five mindsets!

1) We are the friendliest place in town.

2) We are the cleanest place in town.

3) We only teach GREAT classes, never just good classes.

4) We are excellent at student/parent communication.

5) We look for opportunities to recruit new students every day so we can impart the benefits of martial art to enrich their lives as martial arts has enriched ours.

ECMA’s 16 Teaching Tactics, techniques and Tools

16 Effective Teaching Tactics, Techniques and Tools
Download each of the lessons and place in your binder. Write the date on the top corner when you have read and understand the lesson.

1) Be Friendly on purpose.

2) Transformational Communication skills.

3) Harness the Power of Focus Anchors.

4) Positive Pre-Framing.

5) The 3 x 3 Rule

6) Public Praise and Private Reprimand

7) The 3 D’s: Demonstrate, Detail, and Drill.

8) Praise-Correct-Praise. 

9) Using Influence instead of Authority

10) SSL Rule – Smiling-Sweating-Learning.

11) Disguising Repetition.

12) Practice Zero Downtime.

13) Working with Challenging Students.

14) Huddle Discussions.

15) Stressing Safety First.

16) Instructor / Student Relationship.

The Instructors Creed

Using the Instructor’s Creed as a foundation for all your instruction will help you achieve long-term success. you can use The Instructors Creed as a solid metric or standard to examine the situation when classes aren’t going well, too.

Click here to download The Instructors Creed and what it means. Below is the creed, click to download the breakdown of what it means.

1) I will teach this class as if it is the most important class I’ll ever teach.

2) I am patient and enthusiastic.

3) I lead by example.

Student Parent Communication

Communication in all it’s forms is an integral part of the success or failure of our studio. The way we communicate is as important as the way we teach. WE have different levels of training on this skill. Please click the proper link below to download the material intended for  you.

1) Leadership and Assistant Instructors Student / Parent Communication Lesson.

2) Instructors and ECMA Staff. (Passcode Required)

Retention: Our goal is to help others achieve their goals.

Click here for the strategies for helping others reach their goals.

Class Management

The importance of managing the floor cannot be over emphasized. Teaching and empowering, exciting and structured class is dependent on the way you run the floor. Class management is a must for one to be a Master Instructor. Click here to access this module. 

Working with Young Children

What does it take to effectively teach young children. This module will help instructors help ECMA live up to our motto…   “Create Tomorrow’s Leaders”. 

Teaching Challenging Children

Martial Arts continues to grow in popularity, along with its reputation of enabling people to make positive life changes. With this growing reputation, more and more parents are bringing their challenging children to us in hopes that we can make a difference in their lives. This module will guide Instructors with Teaching Guidelines that will Transform Challenging Children’s Lives. 

Wisdom from the Matt

Coming Soon….

Warm Ups

Front Kick Hops

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Front Kick Hops

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by holding themselves on 1 foot while also trying to demonstrate kicks and switches.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to bend your best to keep your knee tight before each kick.

Basic Skillz

Basic Skills Warm Ups

Warm Ups

Run and Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Run & Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their hearts by demonstrating their ability to quickly move their feet and throw strong punches.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do you best to not fall while punching; if you fall you won’t get as strong

Running Man

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Running Man

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating multiple switching punches.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do your best to have good technique for the whole exercise.

Stand Up Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Stand Up Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating their ability to stand up fast from their stomachs.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do your best to get all they to your feet before kicks.

Super Jacks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Super Jacks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating a jumping jack style exercise.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do you best to bend your best to keep your knee tight before each kick.

Front Kick Hops

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Front Kick Hops

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by holding themselves on 1 foot while also trying to demonstrate kicks and switches.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do you best to bend your best to keep your knee tight before each kick.

Mario Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Mario Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by having to hold a difficult position while also demonstrating front kicks on both legs.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do your best to not fall over for the entire exercise, if you fall you won’t get as strong.

Superman Sit-Ups

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Superman Sit-Ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their core by demonstrating sit-ups while focusing on throwing a strong punch to the ceiling.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do you best to not fall while punching; if you fall you won’t get as strong.

Zombie Seals

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Zombie Seals

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms and core by holding their seal position while also holding punch.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do your best to have good technique for the whole exercise.

Flying Ninja Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Flying Ninja Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs and build coordination by having them jumping off of one foot and kicking.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Do you best to not fall down while kicking; if you fall you won’t get as strong.

Heisman Hops

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Heisman Hops

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by demonstrating hopping on one foot and holding chambers.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

    3. Do your best to not land on the ground hard, try and control your landing.

Knee Stand with Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Knee Stand w/Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs while they have to stand up and do punches.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

    3. Do you best to stand up quickly so that your legs get stronger.

Sky Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Sky Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs and arms while jumping and punching.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.

  2. Explain the rules:

    3. Do you best to keep your head up and hands up while punching.

Front Stance Hold

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Front Stance Holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best front stances using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to hold the front stance as low as you can.

Karate Chops

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Karate Chops

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best karate chops using the best technique they can

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to chop as hard and as fast as they can, while also using good technique.

Low Blocks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Low Blocks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best low blocks using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have a strong and fast block, while also using good technique.

Sidekicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Sidekicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best sidekicks using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to show all 4 parts to every single kick. (Chamber, Kick, Re-chamber, Return)

Sit-ups

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Abs Exercise: Sit-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by lifting their shoulders off the ground for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs with their arms crossed on their chests.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to bring your elbows to your knees, not knees to elbows.

Shoulder Taps

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Arm Exercise: Shoulder taps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by holding their body off the ground with their palms and feet, while tapping their shoulders, alternating arms for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students hold their body up with their palms and feet, keeping their back straight as if they are in push-up position.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Slightly widen your feet for better balance.

Beginner Bridge Side Taps

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Core Exercise: Beginner bridge side taps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and their feet, while tapping the side of their legs, alternating their arms for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and their feet as if they were a table.
  2. Explain the rules:

Beginner Squats

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Leg Exercise: Beginner squats

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by lowering their body in a squat position with their arms extended in front of them for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart and arms extended in front of them, parallel to the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try not to bend your knees too far when you squat.

Sit-ups with legs in the air

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Abs Exercise: Sit-ups w/ legs in the air

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by holding their knees off the ground as they lift their shoulders off the ground for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs with their arms crossed on their chests and legs off the ground with their knees bent.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to bring your elbows to your knees, not your knees to your elbows.

Triple-shoulder taps

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Arm Exercise: Triple-shoulder taps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by holding their body off the ground with their palms and feet, while tapping their shoulders three times with the same hand and then alternating arms for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students hold their body up with their palms and feet, keeping their back straight as if they are in push-up position.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to place your hand back on the ground between each shoulder tap.

Squat Jumps

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Leg Exercise: Squat jumps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by lowering their body in a squat position and touching the ground and then jumping for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to jump higher and higher each rep.

Beginner dish holds

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Abs Exercise: Beginner dish holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by raising their shoulders off the ground.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs with their arms to their sides.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. While you are counting, try not to move your body at all.

Beginner push-ups holds

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6-yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Arm Exercise: Beginner push-up holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by holding their body off the ground with their palms, while on their knees.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders, and knees bent so that their toes are points towards the ceiling.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. While counting, try not to move your body at all.

Beginner Bridge Holds

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Core Exercise: Beginner bridge holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and their feet.

Steps:

  1. Have your students sit with their palms on the ground at their side (fingers pointed forward); and their knees up with their feet flat on the floor (toes pointed forward).
  2. Explain the rules:

Beginner Squat Holds

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Leg Exercise: Beginner squat holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by holding their body in a squat position with their arms extended in front of them.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart and arms extended in front of them, parallel to the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. While counting, try not to move your body.

Donkey-kongs Down the Mat

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Abs Exercise: Donkey-kongs down the mat

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by pulling their body down the mat by placing their hands on the mat in front of them and then using their abdominal muscles to pull their feet up to their hands.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand on one end of the mat with their feet together.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Keep your knees together and pull them through your arms.

Advanced army crawls down the mat

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Arm Exercise: Advanced army crawls down the mat

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by dragging their body down the mat using only their forearms while their feet are crossed and held off the ground.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies on one end of the mat, with their forearms on the floor making a tight fist, and feet crossed and lifted off the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to go fast and not use your knees!

Forward crab crawls down the mat

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Core Exercise: Forward crab crawls down the mat

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and their feet, while walking down the mat.

Steps:

  1. Have your students sit on one end of the mat and raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and their feet as if they were a table.
  2. Explain the rules:

Jack-in-the-hox down the mat

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Leg Exercise: Jack-in-the-box down the mat

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by stepping down the mat in a lunge position while holding their hands behind their head.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand on one end of the mat with their hands behind their head.
  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Focus on doing your best, not finishing first!

Basic Skillz Stretching

Stretches

Arm Circles

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Arm Circles

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching focusing on the range of movement in their shoulders. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.

  2. Explain the rules:

    3. Continue for 2 sets.

Cross over toe touches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Cross over toe touches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching by targeting their Hamstrings.

 Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.

  2. Explain the rules:

    3. Continue for 2 reps, switching legs.

Side Lunges

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Side Lunges

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching by focusing on their Hips and Inner leg.

 Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.

  2. Explain the rules:

     3. Continue for 2 reps.

Ski Stretch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Ski stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching focusing on the range of movement in their knees.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

Ball Roll

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Ball Roll

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching by rolling back and forth in a ball position to focus on their back.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

Inch Worm Hops

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Inch Worm Hops

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching by crawling like an inchworm stretching their hamstrings.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

Middle Split push ups

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Middle Split Push Ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching by performing a push up from the middle split position.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

Side Leg Swings

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Side leg swings

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching by swinging their leg up to the side focusing on flexibility in their hips and inner thigh.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

Butterfly Partner Pull

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Butterfly Partner Pull

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PARTNER stretching by sitting in butterfly stretch position while your partner pulls your arms.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

Kneeling Partner Push

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Kneeling Partner Push

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PARTNER stretching by sitting on their knees reaching forwards while their partner gently pushes them further.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

Sitting Elbow Pull

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Sitting Elbow Pull

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PARTNER stretching focusing on their chest and shoulder flexibility with the assistance of their partner pulling gently backwards on their elbows.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

Stradled Partner Pull

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Straddle Partner Pull

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PARTNER stretching by facing each other in straddle position and pulling your partner’s belt arms.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

Back Bends

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Back Bends

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE Stretching focusing on the Back, Hamstrings and Calves.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 reps.

Sitting Elbow Pull

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Bow and Arrow

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE Stretching focusing on their Deltoid.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

Front Leans

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Front leans

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE Stretching focusing on the Back, Hamstrings and Calves.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 reps.

Middle Split

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Middle Split

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE Stretching focusing on the Lower body.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 reps.

Basic Skills Drills Focus

Drills Form

Bulls-eye

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Bulls-eye

Equipment needed: One wavemaster pad, one block, one ring per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their focus by learning to perform straight punches. This will also develop hand eye coordination and spatial awareness.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Place the block on top of the wavemaster pad, one step away at the same level have the instructor hold the ring.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has three turns.

Crawl, Kick, Jump Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Crawl, Kick, Jump Relay

Equipment needed: One obstacle to crawl and jump over and a kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will apply focus to a fun relay race. The students will race to crawl under an obstacle, kick a target ten times and then jump over the obstacle. This is a fun drill that builds focus with their body.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. For each line, you will need an obstacle set up and an instructor holding a target on the opposite end of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. The students must focus with their body and not knock the obstacle over. If they do, then they must do three squat jumps before continuing.
  2. The winning line is the first line to finish and sit in a straight line with their legs crossed and their hands on their knees.

Crazy punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Crazy Punches

Equipment needed: 1 Belt, 1 Dodgeball, some electrical tape per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will work on their ability to FOCUS with their eyes and hands by spotting a moving object and trying to punch it as many times as possible in 10 seconds.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student gets 3 turns.

Fancy Feet

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Fancy Feet

Equipment needed: 1 ring, 1 Wavemaster top and 1 slammer pad for each line

Instructors needed: 1 instructor for each line

Description: The students will work on their FOCUS by demonstrating proper chambers and foot positioning without dropping their ring.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 sets, switching legs on the second round.

Going Going Alone

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Going Going Gone

Equipment needed: 3 small targets per line

Instructors needed: 1 instructor for each line

Description: The students will practice their focus by learning to judge distance and timing while punching.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have the instructors start from one step away.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has two turns.
  2. Hot Feet

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Hot Feet

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill students will work on developing FOCUS with their feet by watching their instructor and quickly following along without getting left behind.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

Knee the Block

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Knee the Block

Equipment needed: One foam block per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop their focus skills by kneeing a block in the air and then catching it.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a small foam block.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has three turns.
  2. On the second turn, have the student start over if the block touches the ground.
  3. On the third round, make it a competition to see who can knee the block and catch it as many times in a row.

Knock the Block

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Knock the Block

Equipment needed: One wavemaster cushion and block per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will build their focus skills by punching a block off a cushion with accuracy.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need the top of a wavemaster cushion or stack of pads with a foam block sitting on top, and an instructor approximately three steps away.
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has three turns.
  2. On the second and third turn, make it a contest to see who can punch the block to their instructor the fastest.

Know Your Foot

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Know Your Foot

Equipment needed: One slammer pad per line

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to kick the pad with all three kicks using the three parts of their foot.

Steps:

  1. Have your students make a straight line. You may need two lines depending on the size of the class.
  2. Teach the students how to kick the slammer pad with a round kick hitting the target with the top of the foot.
  3. Teach the students how to kick the slammer pad with a front kick using the ball (or bottom of the foot).
  4. Teach the students how to kick the slammer pad with a side kick using the heel.
  5. Now randomly call out a kick and the student must react fast and kick with the appropriate part of the foot.

Ladder Kicks with Jumps

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Ladder Kicks With Jumps

Equipment needed: One obstacle and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will focus on jumping, kicking, and counting. The students will have to jump over an obstacle and then kick a target, starting with one kick, all the way up to five kicks. This is a great drill for helping the students concentrate both physically with kicking and jumping, but at the same time intellectually because they have to keep track of their kicks

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. For each line, you will need an obstacle set up and an instructor holding a target. If you do not have the same obstacle, you can use a pad or a stack of pads.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. On the second round, make it a competition to see who can reach five kicks the fastest.

Math Kick

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Math Kicks

Equipment needed: One kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will solve a simple math problem and then kick the target equal to the sum of the math problem. This is a great way to teach your students math!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines with no more than four to a line.
  2. The first student in line will have to solve a simple math problem. For example: What is 2 + 2? Stick with math problems that only include numbers 1 – 5.
  3. Many of your younger students will have a hard time figuring them out, so show them how to use their fingers to add.
  4. Once they solve the problem, have them kick the target equal to the sum of the math problem.
  5. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  6. You can add variety by changing the technique to a different kick, strike, or even block.

Missed Me

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Missed Me

Equipment needed: Three small square targets

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: One student will punch the pad as the other student dodges the pad.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner and divide the pairs into groups.
  2. You will need an instructor to hold the pads and three small targets for each group.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. After the student punches all three targets, have them switch roles.

Ninja Dodgeballs

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Ninja Dodgeball

Equipment needed: One dodgeball per line

Instructors needed: Two per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice having focus with their body as they dodge balls that are punched at them. This is a great drill for teaching the students how to dodge small objects

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. For each line, you will need an instructor that will punch the dodge ball at the student, and an assistant to help retrieve the ball.
  3. The first student in line will stand against the mirror or wall. The instructor will be at least 4 steps away.
  4. The instructor will toss the ball in the air and then punch the ball aiming at the student. The student must dodge the ball.
  5. If the student gets hit, then he/ she will have to do 3 push-ups.
  6. Do this at least 5 times.
  7. You can make it fun by having the instructor do 10 push-ups if he/ she cannot hit the student with any of the shots.
  8. You can make it even more challenging by having the student switch roles with the instructor.

Ninja Ears

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Ninja Ears

Equipment needed: One wave bag or similar target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the student will practice using focusing with their ears as they keep their eyes closed and have to follow the commands they hear. This is great for teaching the students how to listen carefully to commands.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in each line will stand in front of the wave bag in striking distance and close their eyes.
  3. The instructor will call out left or right punch and the student must hit with the correct hand.
  4. If the student punches with the wrong hand, then he/ she will have to do 3 push-ups for each mistake.
  5. Do this at least 5 times.
  6. Continue until each student has a turn.
  7. Repeat the drill by calling out left or right kick.
  8. You can make it challenging by calling out combinations.
  9. You can make it even more challenging by giving the left and right hand and feet names. For example:

Ninja Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Ninja Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 blindfold, ring, and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice kicking a target while blindfolded. This is great for teaching your students how to focus on technique without using their eyes.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. The first student in line will place a blindfold around their eyes and stand in the middle of a ring as shown in the picture.
  3. The student will kick the target ten times, alternating legs on each kick. If the student steps out of the ring, or doesn’t chamber properly for each kick, then he/ she must do ten jumping jacks.
  4. The goal for this drill is to teach the student how to focus on their leg chambers while at the same time making it fun and challenging.
  5. You can make it fun by having the instructor do ten jumping jacks if the student does all of the kicks correctly without stepping out of the ring.

Ninja Rings

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Ninja Rings

Equipment needed: 2 rings for each line

Instructors needed: 1 instructor for each line

Description: The students will work on their FOCUS by demonstrating proper punches and chambers without dropping their rings.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need two bars attached like a plus sign, and an instructor holding a kicking target on the other side of the bars
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has three turns.
  2. On the second turn, have the student start over if they kick the target with the wrong leg, or if they hit the bar.
  3. On the third turn, make it a contest to see who can kick the target ten times the fastest. If they kick with the wrong leg or hit the bar then they are automatically disqualified.

Pad Rop Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Pad Drop Challenge

Equipment needed: Three small targets and one chair per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will try and punch the target as the instructor drops it in the air.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. For each line, set up a chair for the instructor to stand on and stack three small targets next to the chair.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has two turns. Make sure that the students switch hands on the second turn.
  2. You can make it a contest to see who can punch the target the farthest.

Pattern Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Pattern Punches

Equipment needed: 2 Rings Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will practice FOCUS by having to demonstrate multiple punches through rings, the challenge is remember the order you’re supposed to punch the rings.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Pop Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Pop Kicks

Equipment needed: 2 Clapper pads per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will help students develop a solid chamber for their front kicks by holding one pad that their knee must touch and another that they will kick after touching the first with their knee.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-4 turns.

Quick Fire

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Quick Fire

Equipment needed: One ring per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will focus on building good aim. The students will side kick through a ring as quickly as possible without hitting the ring. This is a great drill for developing distancing and concentration.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. For each line, you will need an instructor holding a ring.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Once everybody has a turn, make it a competition to see who can do the most sidekicks in fifteen seconds. If they hit the ring then that kick doesn’t count.

Rocket Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Rocket Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 Clapper pad & 1 Ring per line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice FOCUS by demonstrating their ability to use focus with their body and ears. This will challenge them physically by requiring them to quickly stop kicking and have a seat when the instructor says.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need an Instructor holding a clapper pad
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3 turns.

Shadow Ninjas

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Shadow Ninjas

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will practice having great focus with their eyes by following every move the instructor makes. This is great for teaching the students how to pay attention and respond quickly to visual demonstrations.

Steps:

  1. Spread your students around the training deck spaced apart so that they cannot kick or strike the students next to them.
  2. The instructor will perform one move at a time as the students follow. To make it challenging, have the students call out the name of each move.
  3. Continue for 10 to 15 moves.
  4. Next, begin to use 2 and 3 move combinations.
  5. Continue for 10 to 15 combinations.
  6. To make it even more challenging, go super fast and see if the students can follow along.
  7. You can make it fun by having some of the students volunteer to be the leader.

Splat

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Splat

Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will practice their focus using their ears to listen as well as working on doing something fast but without cheating.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. You will need to lay one kicking shield per line in front of the lines.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every group has three turns.

Squish Squish Squash

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Squish Squish Squash

Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield, 3 bug stickers per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will help the students FOCUS on punching with the proper part of their hands while alternating hands and levels.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-4 turns.

Strike Zone

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Strikezone

Equipment needed: 1 Slammer Pad

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will practice FOCUS by demonstrating their ability to hit multiple different zones on a pad. This will challenge the students mentally by forcing them to hit and remember the different zones on the pad.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need and instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3 turns.

Tap Drill

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Tap Drill

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One instructor per line or group

Description: In this drill the instructor will tap the student on either their leg or arm and they must react quickly with a punch or kick using the body part that the instructor taps.

Steps:

  1. You can set up this drill several ways: as a line drill, sitting in a circle, or lined up as a group.
  2. You will walk behind each student and tap him (or her) on the left arm or right arm. The student will react as quickly as possible by punching with the arm that you tap.
  3. Repeat the process by tapping either the left or right leg (make sure you use caution when tapping the student’s leg).
  4. Repeat the process by tapping either the left or right arm or leg.

Target Practice

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Target Practice

Equipment needed: 4 small square targets (per line), a cone, and a wave bag cushion (removed from the base), or a chair

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to strike targets aimed at hitting a cone by hitting in a straight line and using the first two knuckles.

Steps:

  1. Have your students make a straight line. You may need two lines depending on the size of the class.
  2. (For each line) Set a cone on the wave bag cushion. You can substitute the cushion with a chair. Stack four square targets approximately three steps from the cone.
  3. You will hold the square targets at your student’s shoulder level directly in front of him (or her). The student will strike the target and try to knock the cone off the cushion (or chair). He (or she) will get four tries.
  4. Continue the drill until each student has at least two turns. Make sure your students are hitting with the proper knuckles. Also teach them to strike in a straight line. Each student should be able to hit at least one cone.

Whack-A-Toe

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FOCUS

Drill: Whack-A-Toe

Equipment needed: 1 Clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will practice FOCUS by demonstrating their ability to switch their feet quickly to avoid their toes getting hit by a pad.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Basic Skills Teamwork

4 Corner Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: 4 Corner Race

Equipment needed: 4 Obstacles

Instructors needed: One to monitor

Description: The students will build their teamwork skills by working together in a fun race. This is a great way for the students to also build good social skills.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner.
  2. Place an obstacle in each corner, such as a wave bag cushion, and assign each corner a number.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for three rounds.
  2. On the second round, label the corners with Martial Arts moves to make it more challenging.
  3. On the third turn, make it a contest by giving the first pair to the corner a point and the first pair to five points is the winner.

Back and Forth

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Back and Forth

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice their kicks back and forth while learning how to take turns quickly.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into 2 or 3 lines. Have the first two students in each line stand up and face each other.
  2. The students will bow, shake hands, and say “do your best.”
  3. Follow these steps:
  1. Continue until everyone has had a turn. You will notice that some students struggle to count correctly as they take turns kicking, so make sure you actually teach them how to take turns with their kicking and counting.

Back and Forth 2

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Back and Forth 2

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will compete against another team to see which group is the loudest. This is a great drill to help your students perform at their best level.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into two groups and have them face each other.
  2. Have each group pick a team name to help build team spirit.
  3. Call out a Martial Arts move, and then point to one of the teams to perform the move with their best team effort.
  4. Next, point to the other team to do the same.
  5. Continue to point back and forth with each team so that they each perform the move approximately four times each.
  6. Pick the team that performed the best.
  7. Repeat the drill with various Martial Arts moves.
  8. You can make it challenging by calling out combinations.

Be the Coach

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Be the Coach

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will build their teamwork skills by coaching their partner. This will help them build good leadership skills and social skills.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students with a partner and then divide them into groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has a chance to coach and be coached doing push-ups, leg raises, and squat jumps.

Big Foot

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Big Foot

Equipment needed: 1 Slammer Pad

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will work on their TEAMWORK by working together to move a slammer pad from one end of the mat to the other, without using their hands.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into pairs.
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 rounds. The team with the most points wins.

Catch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Catch

Equipment needed: Three small square pads per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice their teamwork by punching a target towards their partner while their partner tries to catch the pad. This is a great way to build power in their punches, and good focus when catching.

Steps:

  1. Pair up your students and divide the pairs into groups with no more than three pairs per group. For each group, stack three small square targets.
  2. Show your students the proper way to do a punch by making a tight fist, and hitting the target with their first two knuckles.
  3. For each pair, pick one student to punch the pads and one to catch.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. After the student punches all three targets, switch roles.
  2. Continue until each pair has at least two turns.
  3. You can make it a contest to see which pair can punch and catch the most pads in a row.

Circle Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Circle Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will take turns calling out a Martial Arts move that all of the students in the group must perform correctly. If every student performs the move correctly, then the instructor must do 5 push-ups. If one person in the group makes a mistake, then the group must do 5 push-ups.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups and have them circle up as shown in the picture.
  2. Select one student to begin the drill by calling out a Martial Arts move with a specific hand or foot. For example: “Right punch.”
  3. All of the students will then execute the move using the correct hand or foot.
  4. If they all perform the correct move with the correct hand or foot, then instructor must do 5 push-ups.
  5. If someone in the group makes a mistake, then they must all do 5 push-ups.
  6. This drill is challenging because they are in a circle which makes it hard to copy the proper hand or foot.
  7. Continue until each student has a turn.
  8. You’ll be amazed at how many students will work together as a team to get the instructor to do push-ups!

Crab Legs

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Crab Legs

Equipment needed: 1 pole / line

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will work on their TEAMWORK by working together to move a pole across the mat, without using their hands.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into pairs.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 rounds. The team with the most points wins.

Don’t Crack The Whip

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Don’t Crack The Whip

Equipment needed: An entire obstacle course. For example: 4 rings, 2 jumping bars, 4 slammer pads, 4 cones, 1 wave bag cushion

Instructors needed: One instructor per course

Description: In this drill the students are going to go through an entire obstacle course while working together.

Steps:

  1. Set up two identical obstacle courses:
  1. Pair each student with a partner and then divide the pairs into two teams.
  2. Explain the course and tell the students that they will have to go through the entire course without letting go of their partner. Also explain that they will be racing another pair, which means they must work together, but quickly. If they let go of each other, then they must stop immediately and do 10 push-ups.
  3. Conduct the race until every pair has had a turn.
  4. You can make it even more challenging by having three or four go at one time.

Find Your Partner

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Find Your Partner

Equipment needed: One kicking target per pair

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will close their eyes while their partner finds a spot on the mat, and then the student must find their partner and try to be the first person to do ten kicks on their target.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner and have them line up facing each other in the middle of the mat.
  2. Give one student a kicking target and have the other student lay on the ground and hide their eyes.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Make sure you explain the importance of not cheating when they are kicking the pad.
  2. Switch roles.

Hot Potato

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Hot Potato

Equipment needed: 1 clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The students will practice TEAMWORK by demonstrating their ability to to work as a team to complete a circle of kicks before the other team can.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each group has 3 turns.

Hungry Hungry Ninjas

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Hungry Hungry Ninjas

Equipment needed: Lots of dodgeballs or pads, 2 large buckets

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: In this drill students will practice developing strong TEAMWORK by working together to gather as many dodgeballs as possible in the time given.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into 2 lines (or 1 line per bucket)
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until you play 2-3 games.

Instructor Switch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Instructor Switch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will build their teamwork skills by calling out Martial Arts moves for the instructor to perform. This will help the students build confidence and good leadership skills.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has three turns.
  2. On the second turn, have the student lead you through six moves.
  3. On the third round, make it a competition to see which student is the best leader.

Know Your number

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Know Your Number

Equipment needed: 4 numbered objects

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will practice teamwork by working together. The students will each be assigned a number 1 -4 and then the students must run to the correct number. This is a great drill for developing focus and concentration.

Steps:

  1. Have your students sit on one end of the training mat.
  2. Set up 4 numbered objects on the opposite end of the training mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Once everybody has a turn, make it a competition to see which team can sit in a straight line the fastest.

Lead The Blind

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Lead the Blind

Equipment needed: One blindfold and kicking target per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: One student will lead their partner down the mat while they are blindfolded.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner and have them line up on one side of the training mat, with one standing in front of the other.
  2. Blindfold the person standing in front.
  3. One the other end of the mat, have an instructor or assistant holding a kicking target across from each pair.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Switch roles.

Leadership Relay Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Leadership Relay Race

Equipment needed: One cone and wave bag cushion for each line

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to put their leadership skills to the test with a fun race leading the next student in line through various Martial Arts moves.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into 3 or 4 even lines on one side of the training deck. Use a cone to mark the starting point and place a wave bag cushion directly across the training deck in front of each line.
  2. On your command, the first student will race to the wave bag cushion and face the new line leader. Follow these instructions:
  1. After the student at the cushion is finished with all 3 moves, he/she will race back and high-five the line leader who will then race to the cushion as the new line leader calls out 3 moves, and so forth.
  2. Continue the drill until every student in line has had a turn. Remember, the student that began the race will be the last line leader. The line that finishes the fastest is the winner.

Lumberjacks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Lumberjacks

Equipment needed: Two clapper pads per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice their teamwork by kicking targets back and forth with their partner. This is also a great drill for teaching your students how to focus while holding the targets.

Steps:

  1. Pair up your students and divide the pairs into groups with no more than three pairs per group. For each group, you will need two clapper targets.
  2. Show your students the proper way to do a front kick, including a chamber, execution, re-chamber, and return.
  3. Have the first pair from each group stand up and face each other while holding a clapper target as shown in the picture.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. They each will kick back and forth ten times.
  2. Continue until each pair has at least two turns.
  3. You can make it a contest to see which pair shows the best teamwork.

Ninja Tunnel

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Ninja Tunnel

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will race to the other end of the mat by taking turns crawling through their partner’s legs.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner and have them line up on one end of the training mat, with one standing in front of the other.
  2. Have the person standing in front get into a middle stance with their legs double-shoulder width apart.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each pair has two turns.

Pad Stack Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Pad Stack Challenge

Equipment needed: 5 Small Pads Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: In this drill students will develop good TEAMWORK by working together to balance a growing stack of pads.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone goes for 2-3 turns.

Partner Pad Roll

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Partner Pad Roll

Equipment needed: One wavemaster pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their teamwork by working together to roll a large pad to the end of the mat and back again. This helps to reinforce positive social skills and team building.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into pairs, and then into lines with their partner.
  2. The students will be at one end of the mat holding hands.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every group has three turns
  2. You can make it a contest by picking which group could roll the pad the straightest.

Partner Ring Pass

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Partner Ring Pass

Equipment needed: 1 Ring Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on having good TEAMWORK in this drill by working with a partner and be the fastest in the class to pass the ring over their body 3 times in a row.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Pass The Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Pass the Punches

Equipment needed: 1 Slammer pad per line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice TEAMWORK by demonstrate their ability to work as a team in a relay race style of drill. This game will challenge them physically and mentally as they must do fast punches but they also must wait for their partners to return fully to the team before leaving.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need an Instructor with a cone and clapper pad.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3 turns.

Save The Dolphins

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Save the Dolphins

Equipment needed: 1 wavemaster top per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will practice TEAMWORK by demonstrating their ability work together to move a bag top across the mat without dropping it.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into pairs.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each pair has 2-3 turns

Student Switch Board Breaks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Student Switch Board Breaks

Equipment needed: One easy to break board per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice their teamwork by holding an easy to break board for the instructor. This drill will encourage them to be strong and confident while holding the boards.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. You will need an easy to break board for each line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.

Taking Turns

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Taking Turns

Equipment needed: 2 Clapper Pads per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will work on our TEAMWORK by improving our communication by counting for each other and leading by good example.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into pairs
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each pair has 2-3 turns.

Target Practice

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Target Practice

Equipment needed: Three small square targets per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice teamwork by holding the small square target while their partner kicks it out of their hand. This is also a great way to teach your students how to focus and hit the target in the middle so that they don’t hit their friend’s fingers

Steps:

  1. Pair up your students and divide the pairs into groups with no more than three pairs per group. For each group, stack three small square targets.
  2. For each pair, pick one student to hold the pads and one to kick.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. After the student kicks all three targets, switch roles.
  2. Continue until each pair has at least two turns.
  3. You can make it a contest to see which person can kick the pad the furthest.

Team Kick Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Team Kick Race

Equipment needed: Two kicking targets per group

Instructors needed: Two per group

Description: In this drill the students will build teamwork by helping each other. The students will each have a partner and one will hold the kicking target while the other kicks. They will race against another pair to see which pair is the fastest. This is a great social building drill for the students.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several groups.
  2. For each group you will need two kicking targets.
  3. Divide the students within each group into pairs.
  4. Here are the rules:
  1. On the second round, you can make it more challenging by having them do 8 kicks.

Team Kick Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Team Kick Relay

Equipment needed: Two kicking targets per group

Instructors needed: Two per group

Description: In this drill the students will build teamwork by helping each other. The students will each have a partner and one will hold the kicking target while the other kicks. They will race against another pair to see which pair is the fastest. This is a great social building drill for the students.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several groups.
  2. For each group you will need two kicking targets.
  3. Divide the students within each group into pairs.
  4. Here are the rules:
  1. On the second round, you can make it more challenging by having them do 8 kicks.

Teammate Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Teammate Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will practice their teamwork by being a perfect team member! The focus shifts to being a good follower in this drill and teaches the students how to be a good teammate.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Give each group their own section of the mat to work in.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has two turns.

Transporter Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: TEAMWORK

Drill: Transporter Relay

Equipment needed: One slammer target and several small square targets per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build teamwork by working together in a relay race to transport pads back to their line.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into pairs and then divide the pairs into several lines.
  2. For each line, you will need a slammer pad (set next to the first pair in line) and two small square targets (per pair) stacked across the training deck. For example: if you have two pairs per line, then you will want to stack four small square targets across the training deck.
  3. The first pair in line will hold the slammer target together as they races across the training deck.
  4. Once at the opposite end of the training deck, the pair will stack two square targets on the slammer pad and then race back to their line while holding the slammer pad with the two small targets on top.
  5. If the pair drops either of the small targets, then they must stop and do 5 push-ups before they can continue the drill.
  6. Continue until each pair has a turn.
  7. The team that completes this drill the fastest is the winner.

Basic Skills Control

Control Your Body Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Control Your Body Relay

Equipment needed: Approximately 5 rings

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will race across the training deck and control their body to stop quickly in the middle of a small ring.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines on one side of the training deck.
  2. For each line, place a ring directly across the training mat.
  3. When the instructor says “go” the first student from each line will race to the middle of the ring across the training deck.
  4. The first student to stand still with their feet together and hands by their side in the middle of the ring is the winner.
  5. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  6. To make this drill challenging, have the student’s race backwards.
  7. You can make it a fun competition by giving each line a team name and the fastest line gets a point for their team.

Dizzy Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Dizzy Race

Equipment needed: One blocker pad and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will develop better control of their body by racing down the training mat, spinning their head around a blocker target four times, and then kicking a target ten times. This is a fun way to teach your students to control their body.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines and have them line them up on one end of the training deck.
  2. On the opposite end lay a blocker pad down, and have an instructor kneel holding a kicking target.
  3. Review the proper mechanics of a round kick:
  1. Explain the rules:

Escape The Bullies

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Escape the Bullies

Equipment needed: 2 Kicking Shields Per Line

Instructors needed: 2 Per Line

Description: Students will work on their CONTROL by not letting their emotions get the best of them by not being too silly, and not becoming super frustrated as they try to escape the bullies.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has had two turns

Freeze Stance

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Freeze Stance

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Multiple to monitor

Description: The students will work on their CONTROL by trying to be the last person standing in this stance competition.

Steps:

  1. Students will get one half of the mat.
  2. For the group you will need multiple instructors to monitor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until you play 2 games.

Frozen Statue

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Frozen Statue

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students are going to play ninja freeze, but they must have enough control of their body to freeze in attention stance.

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s line up on one side of the training deck.
  2. Stand on the opposite side of the deck with your back facing the students.
  3. When you are ready, say the following: “1 – 2 – 3 – NINJA FREEZE!”
  1. Continue the drill until one of the students touches you without getting caught moving. If you catch everyone moving, then start the game over.
  2. To make class entertaining, you can let the winner be the new counter.

Hit and Run

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Hit and Run

Equipment needed: One slammer target and blindfold per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will practice having control of their heart by being brave. One student will stand blindfolded in the middle of attackers holding pads and then must react to the attack when the blindfold is removed.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups of five.
  2. Have one student stand in the middle of a ring blindfolded.
  3. Give the rest of the group a slammer pad and have them stand on the outside of the ring.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least one turn.

Hit or Miss

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Hit or Miss

Equipment needed: Two punching mitts per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will practice controlling their speed by trying to hit the pad before it is taken away. This will help build better reactions challenging them to not miss the pad.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has three turns.
  2. The second time, only flash for one second to make it more challenging.

Hit the Mitt Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Hit the Mitt Relay

Equipment needed: 2 punching mitts per line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will practice controlling their power by hitting the pads either hard or soft. By doing so, they will learn how to turn their power on and off.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Kick the Block

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Kick the Block

Equipment needed: Two slammer pads and two blocks per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build their control by side kicking a block off the stack of pads. This will help them build good chambers in their sidekick.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a stack of slammer pads with two blocks stack on top and an instructor on the other side of the pads.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. You will do this three times.
  2. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has three turns.

Kicks on Point

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Kicks on Point

Equipment needed: 1 squeaking pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will work on controlling their feet by kicking with their heels with a side kick. Their goal is to kick only with their heel and make the pad squeak!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Have 1 instructor for each line hold the squeaker pad.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has at least 2 turns.

King of the Box

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: King of the Box

Equipment needed: Two slammer pads per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice controlling their power. The students will try and knock their opponent out of the square using a slammer pad, but they cannot use too much power so that no one falls and gets hurt.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several groups and pair each student with a partner.
  2. For each group you will need to mark a ring on the ground if you do not have square rings in your mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

Knock Down

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Knock Down

Equipment needed: Two slammer pads per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice controlling their power by trying to knock their classmate down with a side kick.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first two students in line will stand on one slammer pad and hold another slammer pad.
  3. The second student in line will sidekick the slammer pad held by their classmate.
  4. Each student will have 3 attempts to knock their classmate off the slammer pad.
  5. After the third attempt, the student holding the target will go to the end of the line and the second student in line will take the place of the holder standing on the slammer target.
  6. Repeat the process until every student has a turn to both hold the target and kick the target.
  7. You can add variety by changing the kick to a round kick and front kick, or any other kick that compliments your style and/ or the student’s belt level.

Knock, Knock

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Knock, Knock

Equipment needed: 2 Kicking shields per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this Drill students will work on using their power to punch the pad and knock their instructor off the base.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-4 turns through the line.

Ninja

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Ninja

Equipment needed: 1 pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 to play, one to monitor

Description: The students will work on their control by trying to move quickly yet quietly to steal a pad from the blindfolded instructor.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Assign each line a pad, and have the instructor sit blindfolded at the opposite end of the mat. Place the pads spaced out a few feet away from the instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has at least 3 turns. The team with the most points at the end is the winner.

Over the Moon

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Over the Moon

Equipment needed: One small ring and stand per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build control in their round kicks by kicking over the ring. This will help the students build good chambers in their round kicks.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a ring on a stand and an instructor holding a kicking target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has three turns.

Palm and Punch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Palm and Punch

Equipment needed: 2 Punching Mitts Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill, students will work on having CONTROL with their hands by alternating between striking with a closed fist and an open hand. This will challenge them physically and intellectually by forcing them to use both sides of their brain while striking and remembering when to open and close their hands.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have 1 instructor for each line hold the punching mitts.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has at least 3 turns.

Partner Pad Tag

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Partner Pad Tag

Equipment needed: One clapper target per line

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to try and kick the target before their partner moves it out of the way!

Steps:

  1. Pair each student with a partner and then divide the pairs into two lines.
  2. Have the first pair in each line stand up. Give one student the clapper pad (student “A”).
  3. The student without the pad (student “B”) will try and kick the target held by student “A” while student “A” tries to move the target out of the way.
  4. Here are some basic rules:
  1. Continue until each student has had a turn. The student with the most points at the end of the drill is the winner.

Pay Attention with Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Pay Attention With Kicks

Equipment needed: Two clapper targets, 4 cones

Instructors needed: Three (one to run the drill and two to hold the targets)

Description: In this drill the students will practice controlling their speed by racing and kicking a target against their opponent.

Steps:

  1. Have two instructors kneel back-to-back in the middle of the training deck.
  2. Divide your class into pairs and give each partner the same number starting with number 1. Next, have them line up facing each other (in order) directly across the training deck as shown in the picture. Use cones to mark the lines.
  3. The instructor will call out a number, and the two students assigned that number will race to the middle of the training deck and kick the target 10 times and then race back to their spot.
  4. The first student to kick the target 10 times and race back to their spot earns a point for their team.
  5. The first team with 10 points in the winner.

Power and Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Power Punches

Equipment needed: 1 wavemaster top, 1 block per line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on their CONTROL by learning how to increase the level of effort and power in each punch to make their block fly the farthest.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until one of the lines reaches 4 points.

Ring Bounce Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Ring Bounce Challenge

Equipment needed: 1 Ring

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will work on their CONTROL by punching through a ring that has been bounced.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one ring.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Rock the Boat

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Rock the Boat

Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice CONTROL by having a deep stance and not falling off the pad when shaken by the instructor.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. You are “out” if you: Fall, Move your arms out of chamber, Stand up
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

Safety Position

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Safety Position

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 instructor per line

Description: In this drill, the students are going to learn how to handle bullies by getting into a safety position.

Steps:

  1. Have your students make a big circle. Explain that you need to have control of your heart if you want to stand up to bullies.
  2. To stand up to bullies, one must set up a safety position. On your command, have the students practice the following steps:
  1. Together, have the students practice the safety position three times and then have them sit down.
  2. Have one student stand up. Walk up to the student and pretend that you are a bully. Saying “I don’t like you!” and try to push the student. The student will react by setting up the safety position as detailed above.
  3. Continue until every student has had a turn individually.

SIT

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: SIT

Equipment needed: One focus mitt per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice controlling their speed. The students will hit the clapper targets continuously as fast as possible and the instructor will say “SIT!” This will help them control their speed from going really fast to being still.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even
  2. For each line you will need an instructor holding a clapper target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

Smash and Run

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Smash and Run

Equipment needed: One small square pad and foam sword per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice controlling their heart. The students will perform a self-defense move which will help them learn how to defend themselves.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need and instructor to place a small pad on their arm. The instructor will also carry a foam sword in their other arm.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

Snap

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Snap!

Equipment needed: 1 piece of paper per line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on their CONTROL by kicking the paper to produce a loud snap, and also CONTROL their body by holding the rechamber for 3 seconds.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has had three turns

Speedy Ladder

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Speedy Ladder

Equipment needed: One kicking target, ring, and two slammer pads per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build their control by front kicking a target while not hitting a stack of pads below their foot. This will help the students build good chambers in their front kicks.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. For each line you will need a stack of targets with a ring on one side and an instructor holding a kicking target on the other side.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has three turns.
  2. On the second turn and third turn have them kick quicker on each rep.

Squeak Punch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Squeak Punches

Equipment needed: 1 small Squeaking pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill students will practice CONTROL of their power & speed by alternating soft and hard punches without making a mistake!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has 3 turns.

Squish Punch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Squish Punch

Equipment needed: One chest protector and two small mitts per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will try to punch the instructor in the chest while the instructor tries to squish the students hand with two small targets. This is great for teaching students how to control the speed of their punches by retracting their punches quickly.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines with no more than four students per line. For each line you will need an instructor to wear a chest protector while holding a small target in each hand.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  2. You can add variety by having them kick the instructor.

Stance Statue

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Stance Statue

Equipment needed: 1 dice w/ time, 1 dice with stances

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: In this drill the students will work on CONTROL of their body and mind by holding each stance without moving, laughing, or talking!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until you have a winner for each group and then repeat!

Stay Back

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Stay Back

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: In this game we will be working on the student’s ability to CONTROL their heart by utilizing their self-defense without being too shy or too silly.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns in the middle

Super Statue

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Super Statue

Equipment needed: One slammer pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will practice having control of their body by racing and jumping over a pad and then freeze into a guarding stance.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines with no more than six students per line and have them line up on one end of the mat.
  2. One the other end of the mat, place a slammer target on the ground directly across from each line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. The team with the most points at the end of the drill is the winner.
  3. You can make it challenging by stacking more pads on each turn.

Tension Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Tension Punches

Equipment needed: 2 Focus Mitts Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on one of the hardest things to CONTROL, their minds & power! We will be developing patience and skill by working slow motion tension punches.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each students has 2-3 turns.

Test Your Might

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: CONTROL

Drill: Test Your Might

Equipment needed: 20/20 armor & 1 wavemaster for each line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this game the student’s get to give the instructors push-ups depending on how hard they can hit the bag by using CONTROL over their power!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:

■     Green = 1 push up

■     Yellow = 2 push ups

■     Red = 3 push ups

  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns to kick the bag.

Basic Skills Memory

4 Corner Memory

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: 4 Corner Memory

Equipment needed: 4 wave bag cushions or similar sized objects

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students are going to put their reaction skills to the test by racing to the proper corner.

Steps:

  1. Place one wave bag cushion in each corner of the deck. Have the students stand in the middle of the deck.
  2. Designate each corner to be one of the following:
  1. You will say a martial arts move out loud and the students must run to the corner that is associated with the move. For example: front kick = kicks; middle stance = stances; punch = strikes; high block = blocks
  2. If the student runs to the wrong corner, or is the last student to touch the cushion in the correct corner then the student is out and must sit on the side of the deck.
  3. Continue the drill until you have one student left standing.

Bopper Blocks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Bopper Blocks

Equipment needed: 1 foam noodle/blocker pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will work on their reactive memory by challenging them to think about which block to use to stop the noodle/blocker pad.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:

Burn outs (Long -term memory)

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Burn Outs (Long-term memory)

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per line

Description: The students will practice their memory by performing all of their blocks, strikes, kicks, and stances in sets of four. This will help them build good intellectual development of their long-term memory.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. On the second turn have them perform their strikes.
  2. On the third turn have them perform their kicks.
  3. On the fourth turn have them perform their stances.
  4. Takeaways:

Chamber Wave

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Chamber Wave

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per Group

Description: Students will work on their MEMORY by performing The Wave with their martial arts basics concentrating on remembering their chambers.

Steps:

  1. Split your class into groups
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for multiple rounds!

Circle of Friends

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Circle of Friends

Equipment needed: One small square pad per student

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will put their reactive memory skills to the test by kicking pads held by their classmates in a specific order.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups. Have each group make a big circle.
  2. Give each student in the circle a pad.
  3. Pick one student to stand in the middle of the circle.
  4. The instructor will call out three students’ names and the student in the middle must kick the pads held by each student in the order called out by the instructor.
  5. If the student makes a mistake, then he/ she will have to do 10 push-ups.
  6. Repeat the process until every student has a turn to both hold the target and kick the target.
  7. You can make it challenging by calling out four or five names.

Color Combo Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Color Combo Kicks

Equipment needed: 3 different colored cones, 3 orange cones, 1 Wavemaster per line In this drill we will be using our short term MEMORY to remember color combinations and long term MEMORY to remember how to properly perform our round kicks.

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description:

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns through the line.

Double Memory (Short-term memory)

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Double Memory (Short-term memory)

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per line

Description: The students will practice their memory by performing a 3-move combination with both hands and feet. This will help the students build good intellectual development of their short-term memory.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:

Friend Facts

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Friend Facts

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will take turns performing their favorite Martial Arts move and at the same time they will say their favorite food. The next student will repeat the student’s favorite move and say their favorite food, and then do their favorite move and say their favorite food.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Have the students make a circle.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue all the way around the circle.
  2. Once you are done, sit everyone down and then ask the students questions to see who has the best long-term memory. For example: which student’s favorite move is a side kick and favorite food is spaghetti?

Insrtuctor Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Instructor Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will practice their long term memory by having to remember a combination they just saw then repeat the names of the moves in order.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Instructor Favorites

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Instructor Favorites

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will work on our short term & reactive MEMORY by spelling our “Instructor Favorites” while kicking or punching.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 games.

Instructor May I

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Instructor May I

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the instructor will give the student a combination to perform but the student must fist say “Instructor May I” before they perform the moves.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Have the group line up side-by-side approximately nine steps from the instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:

Knock It

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Knock It

Equipment needed: 3 different colored cones, 3 wavemaster tops per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will be working on our ability to have great MEMORY by exercising our short term MEMORY to remember which pad to knock over.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue to play at least 2-3 games

Know Your Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Know Your Punches

Equipment needed: 1 Ring Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on their MEMORY by alternating through their basic punches and matching the orientation of the ring with the appropriate punch.

Steps:

  1. Split your class into lines
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until one line has 3 points

Know Your Stance

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Know Your Stance

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The students will develop a better working MEMORY by associating animals and situations with their stances. Their goal is to remember all of their stances without making mistakes!

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into groups
  2. Demonstrate all your stances and the animals or situations that correspond. Then circle up with your instructor
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for at least 3 rounds.

Memory Relay Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Memory Relay Race

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to put their memory to the test by playing a fun relay race with questions that require long-term memory.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Have them line up on one side of the training deck and have one instructor per line stand on the opposite side of the deck.
  3. Ask a question out loud that tests your students’ long-term memory (see samples below) and then say “go.” The first student from each line will race to tag their instructor’s hand. The instructor will raise his (her) hand in the air as it is tagged.
  4. The student whose instructor is the first to raise his (her) hand in the air gets to answer the question. If the answer is correct, their line gets a point. If the answer is incorrect, then the student must do 10 push-ups.
  5. The first line to reach 5 points is the winner.
  6. Sample questions:

Memory Stash

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: MEMORY Stash

Equipment needed: 1 dodgeball/pad for each student

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on their MEMORY by having to remember how to break down their karate basics, and demonstrate each breakdown to the instructor.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 games.

Muscle Explosion

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Muscle Explosion

Equipment needed: Two mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop muscle memory by running through combinations non-stop for 30 seconds.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need two focus mitts.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

Number to Move Matching

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Number to Move Matching

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice their memory skills. The students must match a number to the assigned Martial Arts move. This builds reactive memory, which is remembering something and responding quickly.

Steps:

  1. Start with using three numbers and assign one Martial Arts move per number. For example:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. It is important that the students have good sportsmanship while playing this game. Ask the students to be honest if they make a mistake or if they are the slowest. Applaud them for their sportsmanship when they show it.

Partner Pad Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Partner Pad Race

Equipment needed: 1 Punching mitt, 1 kicking shield, 1 clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: Students will work on their MEMORY by having to remember how to hold and strike each different type of pad while racing to be the first pair to finish.

Steps:

  1. Split your students into lines.
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has had 2 turns to be the holder and striker.

Pay Attention Memory Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Pay Attention Memory Challenge

Equipment needed: Two kicking targets

Instructors needed: Three

Description: In this drill the students will practice their memory skills. The students will each be assigned a number and then must follow the game’s directions when their number is called. This builds both short-term and reactive memory.

Steps:

  1. Pair each student with a partner. Assign each pair a number. Have them sit, in order, directly across the mat from their partner. Have two instructors stand in the middle of the mat holding a kicking target back-to-back as shown in the picture.
  2. Explain the rules:

Ring Kick Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Ring Kick Challenge

Equipment needed: 4 Colored Rings per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will practice their memory by remembering a specific sequence of colors then multitasking by kicking as they hop from one ring to another.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, lay 4 colored circles on the ground side by side.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Running in the Dojo

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Running In The Dojo

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One

Description: The students will practice their reactive memory by playing a fun game in which they will try to respond the fastest when they hear commands.

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s line up as they do at the beginning of the class. If you have a large class then you can split the class into groups.
  2. Review the names of Martial Arts equipment that you use during class and the most common move that you use with each piece of equipment. For example:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until the drill for at least 3-minutes.

Samurai Shuffle

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Samurai Shuffle

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will work on having good short term MEMORY to remember 3 different kicks and be able to execute them as the instructor calls out different numbers.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one kicking shield.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Smarty

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Smarty

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per line

Description: The students will practice their short-term memory skills by seeing how many Martial Arts moves they can perform in a combination without making a mistake.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until all of the students have at least two turns.
  2. You can have a contest to see who can remember the most moves in a row.

Squish the Giant

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Squish the Giant

Equipment needed: One large kicking target per line

Instructors needed: 1 Per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice their memory skills. The students must remember an order of Martial Arts moves. If they do, then they get to “squish” the giant. This builds short-term memory, which is being able to recall something for a short period of time before dismissing it.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines on one end of the training mat, and for each line have an instructor hold a slammer pad on the opposite end of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. You can make this drill more challenging by making the second round a 4-move combination and so forth.

Super Shuttles

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Super Shuttles

Equipment needed: 4 Shuttle Cones

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their MEMORY by memorizing where the cones are on the floor then racing to pick the cone(s) up and bringing them back.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need 4 different colored cones.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Superhero Landing

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Superhero Landing

Equipment needed: 1 foam noodle per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will work on our long term MEMORY and neurobics by remembering a sequence of actions and our favorite superheros!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each line has gone 3 times!

Touch the Cone

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: MEMORY

Drill: Touch the Cone

Equipment needed: 5 different colored cones per group

Instructors needed: 1 Per Group

Description: The students will practice their memory by touching colored cones in the order that they are called out while returning to “base” in between each cone touch. This will help them build good intellectual development of their reactive memory.

What’s the Password

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. You will need one instructor on the opposite side, at the midpoint of the mat for each line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Basic Skills Balance

3-Step Side Kick

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: 3-Step Side Kick

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor Per Line

Description: In this drill students will work on their BALANCE when kicking by learning how to properly pivot when performing a sidekick by breaking down each movement and balancing at all times.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, have one instructor holding a kicking shield.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2 turns.

Alphabet

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Alphabet

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice their balance by kicking while saying the letters of the alphabet and keeping their leg in the air in between each kick.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Batter Up

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Batter Up

Equipment needed: A stack of foam blocks or similar targets per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop their balance by kicking blocks that are thrown in the air while keeping their leg up. This is great for muscular development, gross motor skill development, and foot-eye coordination.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor and a stack of foam blocks or similar targets.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. You can make it a contest by seeing who can kick the most blocks in a row. (Our record is 27 blocks!)

Battle Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Battle Kicks

Equipment needed: 2 Clapper Pads

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their BALANCE by battling their partner to see who can do the most kicks without putting their foot down.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Blind Man Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Blind Man Challenge

Equipment needed: 4 slammer pads

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will practice their balance by walking over a row of pads while blindfolded.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need to set a row of slammer targets on the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Can-can Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Can-Can Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 clapper pad per group

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: Students will work on their BALANCE while challenged to not be pulled off center by their friends while performing kicks.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Chamber Holds

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Chamber Holds

Equipment needed: One small block or target

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice their BALANCE by holding their chamber high and not falling. This will also increase leg strength by forcing them to hold their leg up high.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need one dodgeball
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3 turns.

Circles

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Circles

Equipment needed: One blocker pad or stick per line

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice moving their leg in a circle around the pad ten times.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in line will circle his (her) left leg around the blocker pad ten times while trying not to put his (her) foot down after each circle.
  3. Continue until each student has a turn.
  4. Repeat the drill using the opposite leg.
  5. Make sure you help the students build balance by telling them to keep their body still and not “wiggly.” You may also need to gently hold some students shoulders to help them build better balance.

Collect the Balls

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Collect the Balls

Equipment needed: Three small cones and three small balls per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build balance by hopping down the mat and collecting the balls without putting their foot down.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even and have them line up on one end of the training deck.
  2. For each line, set up a row of cones with a ball sitting on each cones as shown in the picture.
  3. When the instructor says “go” the first student in each line will hop down their row of cones and pick up each ball while keeping their leg in the air.
  4. As the student makes it back to their line with the balls, have the instructor reset the balls for the next student in line.
  5. Continue until each student has a turn.
  6. You can make it challenging by making it a race and giving the team a point if their line was the fastest.

Crocodile Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Crocodile Race

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice building their balance while walking. The students will walk in a duck like position while they hold onto the shoulders of the person in front of them. This will help them build strong balance and key motor skills in their legs.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. Have them sit in duck walk position and place their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each team has at least two turns.

Dribble Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Dribble Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 Dodgeball & 1 clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on their BALANCE by holding their chamber up high and bouncing a ball on each side of the leg while kicking in between.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Duck Kick

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Duck Kick

Equipment needed: Once ring and mitt per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build balance on one leg by ducking and kicking a mitt without putting their foot down or hopping out of the ring. This is a great drill for building balance and increasing leg strength.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines with no more than five students per line.
  2. Pick one student to go first. See how many duck-kick combinations they can do without putting their foot down or hopping out of the ring.
  3. For reference:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. On the second round, make it a contest to see who can do as many kicks as possible without falling.

Earthquake

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Earthquake

Equipment needed: One slammer pad and kicking pad per line

Instructors needed: Two per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice their balance while kicking. The students will stand on a large pad and kick a target while an instructor shakes the pad and challenges the student’s balance even more. This will help them build better balance and gross motor skills in their legs.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor to place a large pad on the ground and sit behind it. A second instructor will hold a clapper target in front of the pad.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

Front to SideProgram: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Front To Side

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice BALANCE by demonstrating multiple kicks in different directions without putting their foot down.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

Heel to Toe Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Heel To Toe Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their balance by kicking down the mat while placing their heel to their toe as they walk down the mat.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Hop and Catch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Hop and Catch

Equipment needed: One small target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop their balance skills by standing at various distances (on one leg) and catching a target. This is great for muscular development, gross motor skill development, and hand-eye coordination.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor and a small square pad. You will also need to mark four distances spaced apart starting at no less than 5’ away from the instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  2. You can make it a contest by having the student’s race to be the first person to reach the fourth mark and catch the target. If they miss the target or put their foot down at any time then they are out of the race.

Juggling Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Juggling Kicks

Equipment needed: One small ball and kicking pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will test their balance by kicking while “juggling” a dodgeball.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in line will hold their leg up in the air while passing (juggling) a small ball behind their back as shown in the picture.
  3. After the student passes the ball behind their back they will kick the target without putting their foot down.
  4. Beginners must do 3 to 5 kicks; intermediates 6 to 10 kicks; advanced 9 to 15 kicks.
  5. On the second round, have the students pass the ball under their knee and then kick.
  6. You can make this a contest to see who can do the most kicks without putting their foot down in between “juggling” the ball.

Kung Fu Crane

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Kung Fu Crane

Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield, 1 foam noodle per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their BALANCE by standing on one foot. This will help them develop better balance by forcing them to move without falling.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Number Pick Up

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Number Pick Up

Equipment needed: Four numbered circles per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build balance on one leg by hopping down the mat and picking up the numbers in order without putting their foot down. This is a great drill for building balance and increasing leg strength.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in line will circle his (her) left leg around the blocker pad ten times while trying not to put his (her) foot down after each circle.
  3. Continue until each student has a turn.
  4. Repeat the drill using the opposite leg.
  5. Make sure you help the students build balance by telling them to keep their body still and not “wiggly.” You may also need to gently hold some students shoulders to help them build better balance.

One Leg Relay Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: One Leg Relay Race

Equipment needed: One cone per line

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to have a relay race up and down the mat on one foot.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines. Have them line up on one side of the training deck. Use a cone to mark the starting point.
  2. When you say “go” the first student in line will jump on their right leg up and back down the mat. If they put their left foot down, then they must stop and do five push-ups, and continue.
  3. The next student in line will go when the student jumping crosses the starting point (cone).
  4. Continue until each student has a turn. After everyone in line has a turn, the entire line must sit in a straight line.
  5. The first line sitting is the winner.
  6. Repeat the drill using the opposite leg.

Over and Under

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Over and Unders

Equipment needed: An obstacle that the students can kick over and under and one ring per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build balance while kicking by kicking over and under an obstacle. This is a great drill for building balance and increasing leg strength.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. Pick one student to go first. See how many kicks they can do alternating over and under the obstacle without putting their foot down or hopping out of the ring.
  3. For reference:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn with both legs.
  2. On the second round, make it a contest to see who can do as many high-low kicking combinations as possible without falling or putting their foot down.

Partner Hop Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Partner Hop Relay

Equipment needed: 1 WaveMaster Top

Instructors needed: Multiple to Monitor

Description: The students will work on their BALANCE by hopping on one foot with a partner down and around a WaveMaster top.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Ring Foot

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Ring Foot

Equipment needed: One ring per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will build their balance skills by hopping down the mat while holding a ring on their foot. This is great for muscular development, gross motor skill development, and foot-eye coordination.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a ring.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until all of the students have at least two turns.
  2. You can make it a contest by having the student’s race down the mat.

If they drop the ring then they are out o the race.

Statue Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Statue Kicks

Equipment needed: One small ring and clapper target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice doing front kicks without putting their foot down, and without hopping all over.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in line will stand in the middle of the ring and do five kicks without putting his (her) foot down, and without jumping out of the ring. You may need to gently hold some students hands to help them build better balance.
  3. Continue the drill until everyone has a turn, and then repeat the drill with the opposite leg
  4. Teach the students how to build better balance by keeping their knee high and keeping their legs and stomachs strong and still (like a statue).
  5. Have a contest to see who can do the most kicks without putting their foot down or jumping out of the ring.

Sumo

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Sumo

Equipment needed: 4 circles, 2 kicking shields per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will practice their BALANCE while competing against their friends to see who had great balance.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Place 2 rings together on the floor 2-3ft away from the other two rings. Give each student one kicking shield.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

Tight Rope

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Tight Rope

Equipment needed: 1 Bet and one Kicking Pad Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor Per Line

Description: In this drill students will build better BALANCE while kicking and moving down the mat while trying not to step off the belt.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need one instructor to hold a Kicking Pad. For each line, a belt is placed in front of the first student of the line where one end points toward the student and the other end points toward the instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2 turns.

Wall!

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Wall!

Equipment needed: 1 Foam Noodle Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice BALANCE by demonstrating their ability to stay on 1 foot even when there is something trying to knock them over.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

Yoga Statues

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Yoga Statues

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice building their balance while standing. The students will run randomly around the mat and then freeze in a “yoga” like position when the instructor says “freeze.” The goal is to quickly get into position and stay in that position without falling.

Steps:

  1. Demonstrate the yoga position as follows:
  1. Have the students spread out around the mat and practice the position two or three times.
  2. Explain the rules:

Basic Skills Discipline

4, 6, 8

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: 4, 6, 8

Equipment needed: 3 Spot Done / Line

Instructors needed: Multiple to Monitor

Description: The students will work on their DISCIPLINE by doing increased reps of techniques and still keeping good technique even when they get tired.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
    • The 1st student will go to the first spot and do 4 front kicks.
    • Once they get to the second row they will do 6 punches, then go to the next row.
    • Finally at the last row they will do 8 push-ups and run to the end of the line.
    • Once the person in front of you moves to the next row, it’s your turn to go.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

Ants in a Line

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Ants in a Line

Equipment needed: One clapper target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build discipline as a group by following all of the directions correctly. This is a great drill to build discipline as a group because there are a bunch of directions that they must follow as a group.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into lines.
  2. Give the first student in line a clapper target.
  3. The first student will turn and face the second student in line.
  4. The second student will kick the target 10 times alternating legs on each kick.
  5. Next the second student in line will take the clapper target and turn and face the third student in line and repeat the process.
  6. When the last student in line is finished, then he/ she will run to the front of the line and repeat the drill.
  7. The goal is for the students to follow the instructions through two rotations while maintaining discipline and following directions.

Beat the Instructor

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Beat the Instructor

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Two

Description: The students will develop their discipline skills by performing a Martial Arts move faster than the instructor, but they will begin on their backs. This is great for building Martial Arts technique, following directions, and listening skills.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have the first student in each line lay on their back, and have an instructor lay on their back.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • I will say a Martial Arts move then say “go.”
    • When I say “go” you must jump to your feet and perform the move faster than the instructor.
    • The goal is to freeze into the perfect Martial Arts pose faster than the instructor.
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. On the third round, make it a contest to see who can get in to the Martial Arts position the fastest, and if the student beat the instructor, then the instructor has to do ten push-ups.

Cat and Mouse

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Cat and Mouse

Equipment needed: Four numbered circles or spots

Instructors needed: Two per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice discipline by trying hard on their exercises. One student will be the mouse and to run to four consecutive corners with exercise commands in each corner. The next student will be the cat and chase the mouse as they begin the same process once the mouse is finished with the first corner.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner. One will be the cat and one will be the mouse.
  2. Assign one instructor to watch the mouse and the other to watch the cat.
  3. Lay out four spots to make a square, with the spots marking the corners. For each spot, explain what exercise they will do:
    • Spot #1 – 10 push-ups
    • Spot #2 – 10 leg raises
    • Spot #3 – 10 squat jumps
    • Spot # 4 – 10 jumping jacks
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. On the second round, have them switch roles.

 

Cone Head

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Cone Head

Equipment needed: 1 small cone per student and instructor

Instructors needed: 1 instructor per group

Description: In this drill students will build better self-DISCIPLINE by working on sitting still and waiting for their friends without fidgeting or moving around.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. For each group, have the instructor and students sit in a circle with a stack of small cones, one for each person.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • The instructor will place one cone on top of his/her head and pass the stack of remaining cones to the adjacent student.
    • The student will do the same, placing one cone from the stack on top of his/her head and pass the cones to the next adjacent student while sitting strong.
    • Once everyone has a cone on their head, everyone says “FINISH SIR/MA’AM!”
    • If any of the cones fall, start over. Try to get all the way around without letting the cones fall.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue three times around the circle.

 

Discipline Tag

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Discipline Tag

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 – 2 per group

Description: The students will practice their self-discipline by using their listening positions, sitting still when they are tagged.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into 1-2 large groups.
  2. You will need 1-2 instructors per group to chase and tag the students. These instructors will stand in the middle of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • Your instructor will call out a random characteristic ie/ “If you are wearing the color green.”
    • The students wearing that color must try to run past the instructors to the opposite side of the mat.
    • When an instructor tags a student running by, they will call listening position 1-4, the tagged student must remain seated in that position until the game ends.
    • The game ends when there is one person left still “in”. That student is the winner.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 1-2 games depending on class size and time.

 

Dodgeball Breeze

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Dodgeball Freeze

Equipment needed: Many Dodgeballs

Instructors needed: A few to play and monitor

Description: The students will be challenged to practice their discipline by being interrupted while playing a fun game. The goal is to have great self-discipline by stopping yourself before throwing your ball when you hear the instructor.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into one large group.
  2. Instructors will be on one side of the mat and the students on the other side.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • When you say: “go” they will play dodgeball.
    • When you say: “freeze” they must all sit and hold their ball.
    • The goal is to show great discipline by not throwing the balls after the instructor says: “freeze”.
    • The last student to freeze is out. Also, if a student throws a ball after you say freeze, then they are out.
    • Prompt the students that are showing above average discipline.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue to play a few games as time allows.

 

Don’t Flinch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Don’t Flinch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will demonstrate self-discipline as they perform their Martial Arts basics without flinching in between each move.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. The first student in line will stand up and perform their Martial Arts basics on the instructors command, but they cannot move.
  3. In between each move, the instructor will try to get the student to flinch.
  4. If the student flinches, then he/ she will have to do 3 push-ups
  5. Call out at least 5 random Martial Arts basics.
  6. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Elevator

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Elevator

Equipment needed: Four slammer pads per group

Instructors needed: One instructor per group

Description: In this drill the students are going to challenge their discipline skills by balancing on slammer pads with their listening positions and without falling.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. The first person in each group will sit on one knee (on one slammer pad) with their hands on their knees. Count to 10.
  3. Next, add a slammer pad and repeat step 2.
  4. Continue by adding up to 4 slammer pads. Explain that they will need to be as still as possible in order to kneel on 4 slammer pads without falling.
  5. Repeat the drill until everyone has a turn.
  6. You can mix it up by having them sit with their legs crossed or sitting like a master.

 

Escape Tag

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Escape Tag

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several

Description: The students will develop their self-discipline skills by escaping the proper way (within five seconds) when the instructor grabs them. This is great for developing self-defense skills and confidence.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines and then quickly review a single-hand escape with the students.
  2. Have your students spread out on the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • When I say “go” you will run around the mat.
    • The instructors will try and grab your wrist.
    • You must escape within five seconds with the proper escape technique.
    • If you do not escape, then you have to go to the side and do five jumping jacks before returning to the game.
  1. Continue for 2-minutes.
  2. After 2-minutes are up, make it a contest by having the students sit out if they cannot escape within three seconds and then the last student standing is the winner.

 

Eyes on Target

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Eyes on Target

Equipment needed: 1 Clapper pad, 3 Cones, and 1 paper ball per line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: Students will work on having DISCIPLINE with their eyes while paying attention to which cone has the paper ball under it!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
    • Set up three cones side by side with the paper ball under one of them.
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

 

Fast Fire

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Fast Fire

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: In this drill students will punch as fast as they can and work on their DISCIPLINE by stopping when their instructor says so without anymore.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

Get Low

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Get Low

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice DISCIPLINE by demonstrating their ability to stay calm in an uncomfortable situation!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • The students will spread their feet as far as they can, getting into their split.
    • Once they feel uncomfortable, they will stop and hold.
    • They should stay frozen without falling for 10 seconds.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

 

Kicking Machine

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Kicking Machine

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor

Description: In this drill we will build the DISCIPLINE to be a first time listener by stopping when we hear the instructor and maintaining good kicks when they are not looking.

Steps:

  1. Line the students up on their dots.
  2. The instructor will stand in front of the class and give DISCIPLINE commands.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • When the instructor says “GO,” the students will begin to perform front kicks, alternating their kicking leg.
    • When the instructor says “Attention Position,” the students will yell “Yes Sir/Ma’am” and stand in their Attention Position.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 to 3 minutes.

 

Lights Out

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Lights Out

Equipment needed: 1 Blindfold

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: In this drill students will work on self-regulation as they build DISCIPLINE by remaining as silent as possible, performing techniques & yelling when called by their blindfolded peer.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into 1 large group & 1 “seeker”
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 games.

Listen to the Leader

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Listen to the Leader

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will progressively follow as many commands as possible without making a mistake. The purpose of this drill is to teach the students how to follow directions.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
    • The instructor will give you one command to follow. For example: take three hops forward.
    • After you complete each command, the instructor will add on another command.
    • As each command is added, you will start from the beginning.
    • The goal is to see how many commands you can follow without making a mistake.
    • If you make a mistake then you must sit down.
  1. Here are some sample commands:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.

 

Meet the Bar

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Meet the Bar

Equipment needed: 2 Cones and 1 Bar per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will work on their DISCIPLINE by pushing through to have the most self-DISCIPLINE and hold their stance the longest.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
    • Set the bar on the top rung on the opposite side of the mat.
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 – 3 games.

 

Ninja Ears

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Ninja Ears

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to Monitor

Description: The students will work on their discipline by using their ears to listen to certain commands and follow promptly. This drill will teach the students to listen closely.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
    • When the instructor counts “1, 2, 3” you may run towards him/her as quickly as possible.
    • Then the instructor will turn around and call out listening position 1-4, the students must stop and assume the appropriate position.
    • If they move or do the wrong position, they must go back to the beginning and start over.
    • To win, they must tag the instructor.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 -3 games.
  2. You can make it harder by trying to trick the students.

 

Ninja Pose

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Ninja Pose

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students are going to be placed in different Martial Arts poses and then try very hard not to move.

Steps:

  1. Split your class into several group.
  2. Explain that you will place each student in a Martial Arts position as if they are “posing” for a picture.
  3. Once each student is placed in their position, count to 10. If anyone moves, then you must start over.
  4. Repeat the drill with several different poses, and add 10 seconds on each pose.
  5. This is a great opportunity to help them build technique in their Martial Arts moves as well.
  6. Watch the parents pull out their cell phone cameras!

 

On Your Own

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: On Your Own

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will race back and forth across the training deck doing various exercises and Martial Arts moves. The purpose of this drill is to teach the students how to have self-discipline by following the rules properly.

Steps:

  1. Have the student’s line up on one end of the training deck. Designate the starting side B and the opposite side A.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. The drill is complete when the last student is finished. Pick the student that has the best self-discipline based on their overall effort.

 

Perfect Pitch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Perfect Pitch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will practice their discipline skills by trying hard on their moves as they count loud, while blindfolded instructors choose which one was the loudest.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups of four.
  2. You will need a few blindfolded instructors.
  3. You will also need to set up four dots on the ground spaced far enough apart so that the blindfolded instructors can tell where each person is standing.
  4. Explain the rules:
    • When I point to you, you will do 3 reps of the Martial Arts move that I pick while counting as loud as possible.
    • After each person has a turn, the instructors will point to which student they thought was the loudest.
    • The person with the most points is the winner.
  1. Continue until every group has three turns.
  2. On each turn, change the Martial Arts move.

 

Red Light/Green Light

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Red Light / Green Light

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will build their discipline skills by punching down the mat and stopping on the instructor’s command. This is great for building technique in their Martial Arts moves, gross motor skill development, and listening skills.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines on one end of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
    • When I say “green light” the first student in each line will begin punching down the mat in a front stance.
    • When I say “red light” you must freeze in a strong front stance with your punch out.
    • The goal is to freeze in the perfect Martial Arts pose.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until all of the students have at least three turns.
  2. While the students are frozen, walk around and help adjust their technique.
  3. On the third round, you can make it a game by eliminating the student that freeze the slowest.

 

Self Motivation

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Self Motivation

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice their self-discipline by picking how many reps to do for each exercise by picking 5, 10, or 15 reps. This will help them build good emotional skills as they challenge themselves to do more than what is expected.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
    • Your instructor will call out an exercise.
    • You will run to the opposite end of the mat and perform that exercise for 5, 10, or 15 reps.
    • My goal is for you to choose 15 reps, as that will show me that you have great self-discipline.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.

Ship Captain

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Ship Captain

Equipment needed: 4 wave bag cushions or similar sized objects

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students are going to challenge their discipline skills by following many different directions.

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s line up on one end of the training deck.
  2. Place two wave bag cushions on opposite ends of the training deck. Name one set as the “ship” and the other the “island.”
  3. You will be the ship captain and will give one of the following commands:
    • Ship – the students must run and put one hand on the ship
    • Island – the students must run and put one hand on the island
    • Shore – the students must line up at the starting point
    • Hit the deck – the students must drop on their stomachs
  1. The last person to respond to the command is out. For example, the last student to put their hand on the ship after your command will have to sit out.
  2. Continue until only one person is left.

 

Sidekick Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Sidekick Challenge

Equipment needed: 1 WaveMaster

Instructors needed: Multiple to Monitor

Description: The students will work on their DISCIPLI

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up 1 wavemaster for each line.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • The students will come up to the wavemaster and chamber for a sidekick.
    • They will kick the bag and the instructor will correct the technique.
    • Then they will hold for 15 seconds and go to the end of the line.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

 

Speed Racers

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Speed Racers

Equipment needed: Four to six slammer targets

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will practice going from moving about to being still as quickly as possible. The students will race around the mat with their race car (slammer pad) but must quickly flip their pad over and sit on it when the instructor says “stop!” This is a great way to teach the students how to quickly listen and be still when commanded to do so.

Steps:

  1. Make a big race track on your mat using cones if you do not have rings.
  2. Divide your class into teams of 4 to 6. Pick one team to go first.
  3. Give each student in the team a slammer pad (face down) and have them spread out on the race track.
  4. Explain the rules:
    • When I say “go” you will race your race car around the race track.
    • When I say “stop!” you must quickly flip your race car over and sit on it with your legs crossed and hands on your knees.
    • The last person to sit still is out of the race.
    • Continue until one person is left in the race.
  1. Continue until every team has at least two turns.

 

Stance Freeze

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Stance Freeze

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice DISCIPLINE by demonstrating their ability to showing good technique while holding stances without moving.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
    • The first student will stand up and demonstrate their middle stance.
    • They must hold that stance for 15 seconds.
    • On round 2, to make it more difficult, you can go to 20 seconds or even change the stance.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

 

Stick Together

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Stick Together

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their discipline by performing Martial Arts moves for five reps while sticking together.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
    • I will call out move and then say “go.” You will execute five reps of that move while sticking together with your group.
    • Try not to go too fast or too slow so that you stick together with your group.
    • Also make sure you count loud.
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every group has three turns.
  2. You can make it a contest by picking which group could stick together the best.

 

Switch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Switch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will practice following directions by racing against an opponent when their number is called. There are four directions that they must follow in this race in order to win. This is a great way to teach the students how to follow more than one direction at a time.

Steps:

  1. Pair up your students with a partner and have them sit directly across the mat from each other.
  2. Assign each pair with a number.
  3. Explain the four rules that the students must follow:
    • You must sit with your legs crossed and hands on your knees.
    • When I call your number, you must race to your partner’s spot and sit with your legs crossed and hands on your knees.
    • The first student to sit with their legs crossed and a hand on their knees in their partner’s spot is the winner.
    • If I call your number and you are not sitting properly, then your partner automatically wins.
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. You can make it a challenge by calling out more than one number at a time.

 

Watch Your Knock

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: DISCIPLINE

Drill: Watch Your Knock

Equipment needed: Two slammer pads and two blocker pads per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will try and knock their opponent off the slammer pad using a blocker target. The purpose of this drill is for the students to learn how to maintain self-control as they hit and are getting hit.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several groups based on size and/ or skill. Set down two slammer pads approximately 1 foot away.
  2. Explain the rules:
    • You will stand on one of the slammer pads facing your opponent.
    • You will try to knock your opponent off their slammer pad.
    • Make sure you follow the self-control lessons from above.
    • The first person to knock their opponent off their slammer pad is the winner.
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. You can make this a tournament, but keep in mind you will most-likely have a student that cries more out of emotional pain vs. physical pain. If this happens, remind them how to have self-control of their emotions.

Basic Skills Fitness

Army Crawl Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Army Crawl Relay

Equipment needed: One small pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will build their fitness skills by army crawling down the mat while holding a small square pad on the back of their legs. Holding the pad with their legs prevents them from using their legs to crawl, and forces them to use only their arms.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines on one end of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until every student has a turn.
  2. The line that finishes the fastest is the winner.

 

Ball Pass Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Ball Pass Relay

Equipment needed: One Ball Per Line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will build their FITNESS by racing to deliver the ball to the opposite side of the mat, throw or roll it back to their team so the next person in line can repeat this until one line successfully moves their entire team to the other side of the mat.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines on one end of the mat.
  2. Designate a finish line on the opposite side of the mat. Give the first person in line a ball.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. The line that finishes the fastest is the winner.

 

Black Belt Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Black Belt Relay

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor/ Storm team member per line

Description: The purpose of this drill is to return the black belt to the instructor as fast as possible. Explain to the students that you want them to run as quickly as possible to make their heart stronger! This drill is super fun because the students get to play with you.

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. The instructors will be the leaders.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. On the next round, try to go even faster!

 

Block Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Block Challenge

Equipment needed: 1 block

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice having good FITNESS by doing 10 of their best burpee while touching the block on their push-up and then holding the block as they jump.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

 

Block Drop Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Block Drop Punches

Equipment needed: 3 Blocks & 1 Wavemaster per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will practice having good FITNESS with their arms by punching as hard as they can to drop all the blocks off the top of the wavemaster bag.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has had 2-3 turns

 

Bull Dogs

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Bull Dogs

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will build their arm muscles. The students will play a game of tag with half of the class on their hands and knees chasing the rest of the class.

Steps:

  1. Split your class into two teams.
  2. One half of the class will be “it” and will begin by lining up on one end of the mat on their hands and knees.
  3. The rest of the class will line up on the other end of the mat.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until every team has at least two turns to be a bulldog.

 

Burpee Blocks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Burpee Blocks

Equipment needed: One foam noodle or blocker pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their FITNESS by running fast then performing a burpee before jumping to their feet and blocking.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have one instructor with a noodle or blocker pad at the opposite end of the mat from their line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student goes three times.
  2. You can make it a race to see which line can finish first.

 

Car Race Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Car Race Relay

Equipment needed: Four cones, one slammer target, and one clapper target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build their core muscles by pushing a slammer pad in and out of the cones.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines and have them line up on one end of the mat.
  2. For each line set up four cones spaced apart and have one instructor on the other end of the cones with a clapper target.
  3. Also explain how to do a speed-bag crunch:
  1. The first student in line will race their slammer pad down the mat.
  2. Once they weave in and out of the cones, they will lie on their back and do ten speed-bag crunches and then race the pad back through the cones.
  3. They will give the slammer pad to the next person and run to the end of the line.
  4. Continue until each student has a turn.
  5. On the second round, make it a contest to see which line is the fastest.

 

Chop

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Chop

Equipment needed: One foam sword

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build their abdominal muscles. The students will pair up with a partner, one in sit-up position holding a foam sword. The student will do a full sit-up and try to chop their partner’s head as their partner dodges from side to side.

Steps:

  1. Pair up your students with a partner and give one of them a foam sword.
  2. Have the student with the foam sword lay in sit-up position with the foam sword above their head; have the other partner hold their feet.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Circus Seal

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Circus Seal

Equipment needed: 1 Cone per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: In this drill we will be helping our students build fitness in the back and core by laying on their stomach and lifting their head to engage their core and back.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Cone Hop Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Cone Hop Relay

Equipment needed: Four cones and one kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build their lower body muscles as they power jump over the cones and then kick the targets.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines and have them line up on one end of the mat.
  2. For each line set up four cones spaced apart and have one instructor on the other end of the cones with a kicking target as shown in the picture.
  3. The first student in line will jump over the cones and then do twenty kicks alternating their feet on the kicking target.
  4. After twenty kicks, they will power jump back over the cones to and run to the end of the line.
  5. Continue until each student has a turn.
  6. On the second round, make it a contest to see which line is the fastest.

 

Crab Crawl Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Crab Crawl Relay

Equipment needed: One small pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop their fitness skills by crab crawling down the mat while balancing the pad on their tummy. Holding the pad on their tummy forces them to use core control while crawling down the mat.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines on one end of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until every student has a turn.
  2. The line that finishes the fastest is the winner.

 

Fitness Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Fitness Challenge

Equipment needed: 3 numbered spots (#4,6,8)

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will practice their FITNESS in this drill by choosing how many reps of a given exercise they want to do. Remember, the more reps you do, the stronger you become!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Place the numbers evenly spaced at the opposite end of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each students get 3 turns.
  2. You can rotate the exercises as well to make it more fun.

 

 

Frog Jump Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Frog Jump Relay

Equipment needed: One small pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop their fitness skills by jumping down the mat while holding a pad between their knees. Holding the pad between their knees forces them to use keep their feet together and jump with both legs at the same time.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines on one end of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has a turn.
  2. The line that finishes the fastest is the winner.

 

Hold the Ball

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Hold the Ball

Equipment needed: 1 Dodgeball Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice FITNESS by holding a small ball between their feet when they do leg raises to make their stomachs stronger.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need one dodgeball
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3.

 

In and Outs

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: In and Outs

Equipment needed: One ring per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will work on building their leg muscles by jumping in and out of the ring.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first person in each group will stand in the middle of the circle and jump in and out of the ring non-stop, 20 times.
  3. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  4. The goal for this drill is for the students to also build agility by jumping continuously without stopping after each jump.
  5. You can add variety to this drill by having them jump and spin 360 degrees during each jump (but for only 10 reps because they get dizzy) or having them jump and tuck their knees high during each jump.
  6. You can even challenge the students by having them do 30, 40, and even 50 jumps! You’ll be amazed at how many students want to do 50 jumps.

 

Instructor pull

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Instructor Pull

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking shield, 2 old belts

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: This drill is meant to be fun but at the same time challenging by having the students pull a heavy object. This will require them to really engage their leg muscles to accomplish their goal.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into large groups.
  2. The instructor will sit on the kicking shield while holding the belts at one end.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Have each team go at least two times.
  2. The team with the fastest time wins

 

Jump Leader Jacks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Jump Ladder Jacks

Equipment needed: 1 agility ladder or makeshift ladder (per line)

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice their jumping jacks while using a ladder.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several equal lines.
  2. Set up a ladder in front of each line.
  3. The first student in each line will begin by standing in the first square with their feet together and their hands by their side. They will then jump and land their feet on the outside of the square while clapping their hands above their head.
  4. Next, they will jump into the next square and continue the process all the way down the ladder.
  5. Repeat the drill until each student has two “practice” rounds.
  6. On the third round, make it a relay race.

 

Jumping Bean Relay Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Jumping Bean Relay Race

Equipment needed: 4 obstacles to jump over, a chair, and a clapper target (per line)

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to play a fun relay race jumping over obstacles and then jump-touching a target held high in the air.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several equal lines.
  2. For each line, set up 4 obstacles spaced approximately 2 feet apart. Also set up a chair at the end of each line and have an instructor stand on the chair holding a clapper target.
  3. When you say “go” the first student in each line will jump over each obstacle, do 10 squat-high-fives hitting the clapper target, and then run to the end of the line.
  4. Continue until each student has a turn.
  5. The first line to finish and sit properly in a straight line is the winner.
  6. Repeat the race several times.

 

Kapow Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Kapow Punches

Equipment needed: 3 small blocks per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: In this drill students will work on building core and upper body fitness by punching stacked blocks from a push-up position.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until 1 team has 3 points!

 

Lumberjacks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Lumberjacks

Equipment needed: Two foam swords per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build their leg muscles. The students will pair up with a partner, each holding a foam sword. The students will take turns chopping at their partner’s head as their partner ducks by bending their knees to build their leg muscles.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner. Give each student a foam sword.
  2. Assign one student to go first.
  3. Explain the proper way to duck by bending your knees deeply and dropping your bottom to the ground.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each pair has gone twice.

 

Perfect Push-ups

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Perfect Push-Ups

Equipment needed: 2 cones, 1 bar per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The purpose of this drill is to teach the steps to doing a good push-up in a fun and challenging environment. Explain the importance of bending the elbows, keeping the core straight, and not using your knees as the key to becoming a master at push-ups.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. Set up two cones with the bar through the top hole. Do this for each line and place them on the opposite side of the floor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. First line to finish wins
  2. You can repeat with running, hopping or crawling to the cones

 

Push Up Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Push Up Punches

Equipment needed: Two focus mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build arm strength by punching the focus mitts while in push-up position. The students love this drill for arm exercises!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. The first student in line will start in push-up position facing the instructor. The instructor will either lie on their belly with one focus mitt in each hand, or kneel with one focus mitt in each hand as shown in the pictures.
  3. The student will punch the target 10 times alternating hands (their right punch punches the instructor’s right focus mitt and the left punch punches the instructor’s left focus mitt.)
  4. Continue until every student has at least two turns.
  5. You can even challenge the students by telling them they can do 20, 30, 40, or even 50 punches. You’ll be surprised at how many students want to do 50!

 

Sprint

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Sprint!

Equipment needed: One ring, one cone per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on their FITNESS by making their heart and legs stronger as they sprint down the mat and place a ring over a cone, or pick the ring up.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, set one cone at the opposite side of the mat. Give the first person in each line a ring.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. The first team to finish wins.
  2. Continue for two or three rounds.

 

Squat Sidekicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Squat Sidekicks

Equipment needed: 1 Wavemaster per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice having good FITNESS by demonstrating they have strong legs by doing a squat then doing a sidekick right after.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

Super Worms

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Super Worms

Equipment needed: 1 small target and 1 kicking shield

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice FITNESS by inch worming down the mat to strengthen their core and then perform 5 of their strongest kicks on the pads.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need one small pad on the ground, and the instructor holding the shield on the other side of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3.

 

Turtle Shell Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Turtle Shell Kicks

Equipment needed: 2 Kicking shields per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will practice having FITNESS by kicking strongly for an extended period of time applying force to keep their instructor away.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student gets 2-3 turns.

 

Wheelbarrow Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Wheelbarrow Relay

Equipment needed: One small square target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build important lower muscle development by crawling across the mat using their arm muscles and then doing push-ups in the same position.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. Have your students make a straight line on one end of the training deck. Set up a small square target on the opposite end of the training mat.
  3. Also explain how to do a push-up from the same position:
  1. The first student in line will use their hands to crawl across the training mat while an instructor holds their feet off the ground.
  2. Once they reach the opposite end of the mat, they will do ten push-ups with their chin touching the target and then run to the end of the line.
  3. Continue until each student has a turn.
  4. On the second round, make it a contest to see which line is the fastest.

 

Zombie Crawl

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: FITNESS

Drill: Zombie Crawl

Equipment needed: 1 large pad per line, 1 board

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build their FITNESS by crawling on their stomach to the other side of the mat, students are not allowed to use their legs which will increase their arm strength as they crawl.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines on one end of the mat.
  2. Have the first student in each line lay on a large pad and have 1 instructor per line holding a board.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Basic Skills Coordination

4 Part Kick

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: 4 Part Kick

Equipment needed: 1 clapper target per line

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice having great coordination with their kicks by practicing all 4 parts of a kick while calling out each part.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into equal lines.
  2. Have one instructor per line hold a clapper target.
  3. The first student in line will follow these instructions:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  2. You can repeat the drill using sidekicks, round kicks, etc.
  3. Make sure you emphasize good technique throughout the kick

 

Advanced Sandwich

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Advanced Sandwich

Equipment needed: 3 slammer targets per line

Instructors needed: Three per line

Description: In this drill the student will practice knowing their left and right leg by kicking slammer targets.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have three instructors each hold a slammer target and have them face each other approximately 4 feet apart as shown in the picture. You can use students to help if you do not have enough instructors.
  3. The first student in each line will stand in between the slammer targets.
  4. The instructor will call out the following commands:
  1. If the student kicks the wrong target, then the instructors will squish the student like a sandwich.
  2. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Bag Bash

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Bag Bash

Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build their COORDINATION and spatial awareness by using long techniques (I.e. punches & kicks) and short techniques (I.e. elbows & knees) without being too far or too close to the bag.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have 1 instructor per one hold a kicking shield.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Balloon Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Balloon Punches

Equipment needed: One balloon per groups

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The purpose of this drill is to build the ability to concentrate on an object that moves quickly and sporadically.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Have the first student start in the middle of a square.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until every group has three turns.

 

Blindfold Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Blindfold Challenge

Equipment needed: One blindfold per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build their coordination skills by performing left and right combinations while blindfolded. This will help the students focus even more without using visual skills to remember their left and right.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a blindfold.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until every student has two turns.
  2. On the second turn you can add two and three punch combinations.
  3. You can add variety by using kicks or blocks.

 

Compass Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Compass Kicks

Equipment needed: 4 Rings Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice COORDINATION by demonstrating their ability to quickly go in any direction that the instructor calls. This will challenge them mentally by requiring them to use their quick listening skills to go to the correct ring.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. For each group, you will need 4 rings placed around a large box. (Front, Back, Left, Right)
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3 turns.

 

Cone Race

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Cone Race

Equipment needed: 1 wavemaster pad, 2 cones per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will be challenged to practice their COORDINATION in this drill by having to remember their left and right sides while racing to grab the cone on the proper side.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one wavemaster pad, with one cone on each side. Set these at the opposite end of the mat across from each line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue to play until each student has 3 turns.

 

Coordination HopScotch

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Coordination Hopscotch

Equipment needed: A few rings per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will build their COORDINATION in a martial arts themed game of hopscotch where single rings represent kicks and double rings represent a middle stance and punches.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up alternating single and double rings like a normal game of hopscotch.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Coordination Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Coordination Relay

Equipment needed: One wave bag per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice learning their left and right hand and foot by hitting a wave bag.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several equal lines.
  2. For each line, set up one wave bag on the opposite side of the training deck.
  3. The instructor will call out a combination and then say “go.” For example: “left punch-right-punch-left kick-go!”
  4. The first student from each line will race to the other end of the deck and strike the bag with the appropriate combination and then run back to their line.
  5. The first student to strike the bag correctly and make it back to their line will earn a point for their line.
  6. Continue until each student has a turn. The line with the most points is the winner.

 

Criss Cross Crash

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Criss Cross Crash

Equipment needed: 1 Wavemaster top, 2 blocks per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will practice their COORDINATION in this drill by challenging them to punch across the vertical plane.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have 1 wavemaster pad with 2 block on top per line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

 

Criss Cross Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Criss Cross Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 clapper target, 1 block, 1 bar per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: Students will practice Bilateral COORDINATION with their kicks by kicking across the vertical plane and saying the side with which they are kicking with.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for at least 2 rounds.

 

Follow the Leader

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Follow the Leader

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their COORDINATION in this drill by watching the instructor in the mirror and repeat the combinations he/she saw.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into lines.
  2. Place each line in front of the mirror.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student goes 3 times.

 

Grab the Block

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Grab the Block

Equipment needed: Two foam block and one wave cushion per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build their coordination by knowing which object is on their left and which object is on their right.

Steps:

  1. Pair up your students with a partner and divide the partners up into groups with no more than four pairs per group. (Recommended maximum instructor-student ratio for this age group.)
  2. For each group, set up a station with a wave cushion with two small blocks as shown in the picture.
  3. Have one student stand on each side.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each pair has at least two turns.

 

Kick the Sandwich

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Kick the Sandwich

Equipment needed: 2 small square pads, 1 spot dot per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this fun drill, the students will practice developing foot-eye COORDINATION by kicking pads that are thrown to them.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Kick What You See!

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Kick What You See!

Equipment needed: One clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill we will be working on foot eye coordination by flashing the clapper pad a specific way. The student must have good coordination by kicking the pad with the correct kick, using the correct part of the foot.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Demonstrate 3 ways to hold the pad:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.

 

Kickboxing Challenge

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Kickboxing Challenge

Equipment needed: Two focus mitts per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will develop their coordination skills by hitting the proper mitt with the proper technique. In this drill the students will learn when to thrown a straight punch, hook, or uppercut.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor to hold two focus mitts.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until every student has three turns.
  2. On the second turn, have them say the hand and punch as they punch the mitt. For example: “left hook punch!”

 

Know Your Side

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Know Your Side

Equipment needed: 2 Wavemasters per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill students will work on their COORDINATION by practicing their Left and Right commands while performing strong side kicks as well.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns through the line.

Ladder Punches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Ladder Punches

Equipment needed: Two focus mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will strike the mitts while doing ladder punching. This is a great drill for the students to practice their counting.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The students will take turns doing ladder punches:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  2. The goal for this drill is for the students to count each individual punch. This takes coordination to count and punch while increasing the reps each punch. Sometimes the student may count faster than they punch. Correct them and have them start over if they make a mistake.

 

Listen Up

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Listen Up

Equipment needed: 2 Clapper pads per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will practice their COORDINATION in this drill by being challenged to do 2 things at one time!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

 

Mirror Catches

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Mirror Catches

Equipment needed: One ball per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The purpose of this drill is to teach the ability to adapt using good hand eye coordination.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have the student stand next to the instructor facing the mirror.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every group has three turns.
  2. To make this more challenging have the students stand behind the instructor.

 

Monster and Ninjas

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Monsters & Ninjas

Equipment needed: 2 wavemasters per line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: Students will work on engaging their brains using neurobics and increasing their COORDINATION in this drill by having to react quickly to kick with their lead front kick if there is a Monster, and to the rear with a rear sidekick if there is a Ninja!

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Ninja Switch Kick

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Ninja Switch Kick

Equipment needed: 4 kicking shields per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will practice their COORDINATION in this drill by jumping, switching feet and kicking from pad to pad.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. You will need 4 kicking shields per line set end to end with about 1 foot between them.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has 3 turns.

 

Number Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Number Relay

Equipment needed: One kicking pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop their coordination skills by racing down the mat and kicking the pad with the proper foot.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines on one end of the mat.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor holding a kicking target on the opposite end of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has a turn.
  2. The line with the most points is the winner
  3. On the second round, call out combinations.

 

Pad Kick Relay

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Pad Kick Relay

Equipment needed: 2 Wavemaster Tops

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will practice COORDINATION by demonstrating their ability to quickly being able to know which side is there left and right. This will challenge the students mentally by requiring them to make a quick decision that they must get right to win.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. For each line, you will need and instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2-3 turns.

 

Race to the Line

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Race to the Line

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will practice having coordination by knowing the left side of the room and the right side of the room.

Steps:

  1. Have your class line up in the middle of the mat.
  2. Make sure they are spaced apart so that they are not standing too close to each other.
  3. Mark a line on the left and right side of the mat for the students to race to.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until there is only one student left standing.

 

Super Blocks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Super Blocks

Equipment needed: Two small square targets and one blocker pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: In this drill the students will learn how to block with their left and right arms. Using pads on their arms makes the drill more fun and exciting.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. The first student in line will place a small square target on each of their arms as shown in the picture.
  3. The instructor will say “left” or “right” as they swing the blocker pad towards the student’s head and the student must block with the appropriate arm.
  4. The instructor will swing the pad ten times. Make it exciting by swinging the blocker target a little harder each time to help them build stronger blocks.
  5. Continue until every student has at least two turns.
  6. You can make this drill even more fun by letting the students take a swing at the instructors.

 

Twin Jump Front Kicks

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Twin Jump Front Kicks

Equipment needed: Two clapper targets

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice their coordination by doing “two things at one time” with twin jump front kicks.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. Have one instructor hold two kicking targets as shown in the picture.
  3. For some of the beginner students, you may want to have a “spotter.”
  4. On each turn allow the students to kick the target three to five times.
  5. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Two Slow

Program: Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6 yrs.)

Skill: Coordination

Drill: Two Slow

Equipment needed: Two clapper targets per group

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice their foot-eye-coordination by trying to kick a target before the instructor moves it out of the way.

Steps:

  1. Have your class make a big circle.
  2. Have an instructor stand in the middle holding two kicking targets as shown in the picture.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least four turns to kick the target.
  2. This is a fun drill that all of your students will ask to do over and over again!

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Core Skillz Warm-ups

High Knee Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: High Knee Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their hearts by demonstrating their ability to quickly move their knees up and throw strong punches.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  3. The students will start to jog in place.
  1. Do you best to get your knees up high so you can get stronger.

 

Stand Up Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Stand Up Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating their ability to stand up fast from their stomachs.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to get all they to your feet before punching.

 

Super Jacks (Int)

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Super Jacks (Int)

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating a jumping jack style exercise.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to bend your best to keep punching without slowing       down.

 

Switch Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Switch Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating multiple switching their feet a kicking with their lead leg.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have good technique for the whole exercise.

Lunge Push Backs

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Lunge Push Backs

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by pushing their body weight off 1 foot while landing on the same foot they pushed with.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to bend your best to keep your knee tight before each kick.

 

Machine Gun Hops

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Machine Gun Hops

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by having to hop down the mat as they hold a chamber position.

Steps:

  1. Have the students get into even lines with their teammates.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to not fall over for the entire exercise, if you fall you       won’t get as strong.

 

Push Up Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Push-Up Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms and core by demonstrating push-ups then punching from a plank position.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have good technique for the whole exercise.

Sit-Up Cross Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Sit-Up Cross Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their core by demonstrating sit-ups while focusing on throwing strong punches across their body.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to sit up as high as you can so that away you can get stronger.

 

Heisman Sidekicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Heisman Sidekicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by demonstrating hopping on one foot and kicking while trying not to fall.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to not land on the ground hard, try and control your landing.

 

High Jump With Middle Stance

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: High Jump w/ Middle Stance

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs and build coordination by jumping into the air as high as they can and then landing in a controlled middle stance.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to land in your stance without falling or wobbling.

Knee Jump with Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Knee Jump w/ Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs while they jump up to their feet from a kneeling position and do punches.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to stand up quickly so that your legs get stronger.

 

Superman Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Superman Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs and arms while jumping off one leg and punching while they are still in the air.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to sit up as high as you can so that away you can get stronger.

 

Back Stance Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Back Stance Holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best back stances using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to hold the back stance as low as you can.

 

Backfist

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Backfist

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best backfist using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to backfist as hard and as fast as they can, while also using good technique.

 

Middle Blocks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Middle Blocks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best middle blocks using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have a strong and fast block, while also using good technique.

 

Round Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Round Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best round kicks using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to show all 4 parts to every single kick. (Chamber, Kick, Re-chamber, Return)

 

Knee Pulls

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Abs Exercise: Knee pulls

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by raising their shoulders and feet off the ground while pulling their knees in towards their chest.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lie on their backs and raise their shoulders and feet slightly off the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Make sure they are maintaining good body alignment in between each rep. If they are not, freeze the count until they correct their position.

 

Beginner Push Ups

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Arm Exercise: Beginner push-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by lifting their body off the ground with their palms, while on their knees in beginner push-up position for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders, and their knees bent, toes pointed towards the ceiling.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Keep your core completely straight each rep.

 

Bridge Kids

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Core Exercise: Bridge kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by kicking from beginner bridge position, alternating legs for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and feet as if they were a table. This is also called a beginner bridge.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Intermediate Squats

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Leg Exercise: Intermediate squats

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by lowering their body into a squat position while their arms are behind their back, and fingers pointed towards the ground for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart, and arms behind their back with their fingers pointed towards the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to lower your body as low as possible for each rep.

 

Leg Pulses

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Abs Exercise: Leg pulses

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by rapidly moving their legs up and down within a 6-inch segment non-stop for 10 seconds.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lie on their backs and raise their shoulders and feet slightly off the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Pulse your legs faster as you count.

 

1-arm push -ups

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Arm Exercise: 1-arm push-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by lifting their body off the ground with one arm, while keeping their body aligned for five reps with each arm.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with one palm on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders, and the other arm behind their back.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Walk around and make sure they are maintaining alignment. If they are not, freeze the count until they correct their position.

Crazy Crabs

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Core Exercise: Crazy crabs

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by alternating tapping their shoulder from beginner bridge position while kicking with the opposite leg for 10 reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and feet as if they were a table. This is also called a beginner bridge.
  2. Explain the rules:

Squat Jump Tucks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Leg Exercise: Squat jump tucks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by squat jumping while grabbing their knees for 10 reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students squat down with their arms touching the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to jump higher and tuck harder each rep.

Intermediate Dish Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Abs Exercise: Intermediate dish holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by raising their shoulders and feet off the ground.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs with their arms to their sides.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. While holding, try not to grab your pant leg or you can turn your palms upward.

 

Push Up Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Arm Exercise: Push-up holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by holding their body up with their palms and balls of their feet.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Keep your eyes slightly forward while counting.

 

Intermediate Bridge Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Core Exercise: Intermediate bridge holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and one foot.

Steps:

  1. Have your students sit with their palms on the ground at their side (fingers pointed forward); and their knees up with their feet flat on the floor (toes pointed forward).
  2. Explain the rules:

Intermediate Squat Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Leg Exercise: Intermediate squat holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by holding their body in a squat position while their arms are behind their back, and fingers pointed towards the ground.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart, and arms behind their back with their fingers pointed towards the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. While counting, try not to move your body keeping your chin up.

 

Stomach Rolls

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Abs Exercise: Stomach rolls

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by rolling sideways down the mat using their abdominal muscles.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lie on their backs horizontally on one end of the mat with their palms together above their head.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. If you happen to turn off track, stop and adjust so you don’t run into anyone.

 

Super Slides

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Arm Exercise: Super slides

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by dragging their body down the mat using their palms.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies on one end of the mat with their palms on the ground extended in front of them.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. You can break the movement down into two parts, pulling yourself, then pushing yourself.

 

Reverse Crab Walks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Core Exercise: Reverse crab walks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and their feet, while crab walking down the mat backwards.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students sit reverse on end of the mat and raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and their feet as if they were a table.
  2. Explain the rules:

Plyos

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Leg Exercise: Plyos

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by jumping down the mat while keeping their feet together at all times and not stopping in between each jump.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand on one end of the mat with their feet together.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Focus on landing on the heel and rolling to the ball of the foot in one smooth motion.

Core Skillz Stretches

Ankle Rotations

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Ankle Rotations

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching by focusing on the range of motion in their Ankles.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 reps on each side.

 

Clock Srtetch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Clock Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching focusing on the range of motion in their shoulders.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch rotating through all the positions 2 times.

 

Forward Lunges

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Forward Lunges

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching by focusing on their Quads and Groin.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 reps on each side.

Lower Back Sitting Stretch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Lower Back Sitting Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching focusing on their Lower back.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Half Kneeling Hamstring Stretch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Half Kneeling Hamstring Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching focusing on the inner leg and hamstrings by going to a split position and then bending one knee without putting your hands on the ground.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 sets.

 

Kneeling Sideways Leg Swing

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Kneeling Sideways Leg Swing

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching focusing on the inner leg by kneeling on one knee keeping the other leg straight, then swinging their leg up and to the side. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

Stretch Outside Crescent Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Stretch Outside Crescent Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching by doing outside crescent kicks with the goal of going higher and stretching.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

Figure Four Stretch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Figure Four Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by isolating their Hamstrings when stretching.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch each leg two times.

 

Hip Twist

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Hip Twist

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by targeting the range of motion throughout their Back, Hips, and Shoulders.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 reps on each side.

 

Knee Splits

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Knee Splits

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by isolating their Groin and Hips.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch rotating through all the positions 2 times.

 

Wake Up

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Wake up

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by focusing on stretching their entire body.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

Continue to stretch for 2 reps.

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CORE SKILLZ

Core Skills Warm Ups

High Knee Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: High Knee Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their hearts by demonstrating their ability to quickly move their knees up and throw strong punches.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  3. The students will start to jog in place.
  1. Do you best to get your knees up high so you can get stronger.

 

Stand Up Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Stand Up Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating their ability to stand up fast from their stomachs.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to get all they to your feet before punching.

 

Super Jacks (Int)

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Super Jacks (Int)

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating a jumping jack style exercise.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to bend your best to keep punching without slowing       down.

 

Switch Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Switch Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating multiple switching their feet a kicking with their lead leg.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have good technique for the whole exercise.

 

Lunge Push Backs

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Lunge Push Backs

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by pushing their body weight off 1 foot while landing on the same foot they pushed with.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to bend your best to keep your knee tight before each kick.

 

Machine Gun Hops

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Machine Gun Hops

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by having to hop down the mat as they hold a chamber position.

Steps:

  1. Have the students get into even lines with their teammates.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to not fall over for the entire exercise, if you fall you       won’t get as strong.

 

Push Up Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Push-Up Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms and core by demonstrating push-ups then punching from a plank position.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have good technique for the whole exercise.

Sit-Up Cross Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Sit-Up Cross Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their core by demonstrating sit-ups while focusing on throwing strong punches across their body.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to sit up as high as you can so that away you can get stronger.

 

Heisman Sidekicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Heisman Sidekicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by demonstrating hopping on one foot and kicking while trying not to fall.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to not land on the ground hard, try and control your landing.

 

High Jump With Middle Stance

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: High Jump w/ Middle Stance

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs and build coordination by jumping into the air as high as they can and then landing in a controlled middle stance.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to land in your stance without falling or wobbling.

Knee Jump with Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Knee Jump w/ Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs while they jump up to their feet from a kneeling position and do punches.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to stand up quickly so that your legs get stronger.

 

Superman Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Superman Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs and arms while jumping off one leg and punching while they are still in the air.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to sit up as high as you can so that away you can get stronger.

 

Back Stance Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Back Stance Holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best back stances using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to hold the back stance as low as you can.

 

Backfist

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Backfist

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best backfist using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to backfist as hard and as fast as they can, while also using good technique.

 

Middle Blocks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Middle Blocks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best middle blocks using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have a strong and fast block, while also using good technique.

 

Round Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Round Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best round kicks using the best technique they can.

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to show all 4 parts to every single kick. (Chamber, Kick, Re-chamber, Return)

 

Knee Pulls

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Abs Exercise: Knee pulls

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by raising their shoulders and feet off the ground while pulling their knees in towards their chest.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lie on their backs and raise their shoulders and feet slightly off the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Make sure they are maintaining good body alignment in between each rep. If they are not, freeze the count until they correct their position.

 

Beginner Push Ups

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Arm Exercise: Beginner push-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by lifting their body off the ground with their palms, while on their knees in beginner push-up position for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders, and their knees bent, toes pointed towards the ceiling.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Keep your core completely straight each rep.

 

Bridge Kids

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Core Exercise: Bridge kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by kicking from beginner bridge position, alternating legs for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and feet as if they were a table. This is also called a beginner bridge.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Intermediate Squats

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Leg Exercise: Intermediate squats

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by lowering their body into a squat position while their arms are behind their back, and fingers pointed towards the ground for ten reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart, and arms behind their back with their fingers pointed towards the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to lower your body as low as possible for each rep.

 

Leg Pulses

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Abs Exercise: Leg pulses

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by rapidly moving their legs up and down within a 6-inch segment non-stop for 10 seconds.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lie on their backs and raise their shoulders and feet slightly off the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Pulse your legs faster as you count.

 

1-arm push -ups

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Arm Exercise: 1-arm push-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by lifting their body off the ground with one arm, while keeping their body aligned for five reps with each arm.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with one palm on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders, and the other arm behind their back.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Walk around and make sure they are maintaining alignment. If they are not, freeze the count until they correct their position.

Crazy Crabs

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Core Exercise: Crazy crabs

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by alternating tapping their shoulder from beginner bridge position while kicking with the opposite leg for 10 reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and feet as if they were a table. This is also called a beginner bridge.
  2. Explain the rules:

Squat Jump Tucks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Leg Exercise: Squat jump tucks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by squat jumping while grabbing their knees for 10 reps.

Steps:

  1. Have your students squat down with their arms touching the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to jump higher and tuck harder each rep.

Intermediate Dish Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Abs Exercise: Intermediate dish holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by raising their shoulders and feet off the ground.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs with their arms to their sides.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. While holding, try not to grab your pant leg or you can turn your palms upward.

 

Push Up Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Arm Exercise: Push-up holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by holding their body up with their palms and balls of their feet.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Keep your eyes slightly forward while counting.

 

Intermediate Bridge Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Core Exercise: Intermediate bridge holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and one foot.

Steps:

  1. Have your students sit with their palms on the ground at their side (fingers pointed forward); and their knees up with their feet flat on the floor (toes pointed forward).
  2. Explain the rules:

Intermediate Squat Holds

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Leg Exercise: Intermediate squat holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by holding their body in a squat position while their arms are behind their back, and fingers pointed towards the ground.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart, and arms behind their back with their fingers pointed towards the ground.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. While counting, try not to move your body keeping your chin up.

 

Stomach Rolls

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Abs Exercise: Stomach rolls

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by rolling sideways down the mat using their abdominal muscles.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lie on their backs horizontally on one end of the mat with their palms together above their head.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. If you happen to turn off track, stop and adjust so you don’t run into anyone.

 

Super Slides

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Arm Exercise: Super slides

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by dragging their body down the mat using their palms.

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies on one end of the mat with their palms on the ground extended in front of them.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. You can break the movement down into two parts, pulling yourself, then pushing yourself.

 

Reverse Crab Walks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Core Exercise: Reverse crab walks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and their feet, while crab walking down the mat backwards.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students sit reverse on end of the mat and raise their body off the ground with the palms of their hands and their feet as if they were a table.
  2. Explain the rules:

Plyos

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Leg Exercise: Plyos

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by jumping down the mat while keeping their feet together at all times and not stopping in between each jump.

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand on one end of the mat with their feet together.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Focus on landing on the heel and rolling to the ball of the foot in one smooth motion.

Core Skills Stretches

Ankle Rotations

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Ankle Rotations

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching by focusing on the range of motion in their Ankles.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 reps on each side.

 

Clock Srtetch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Clock Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching focusing on the range of motion in their shoulders.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch rotating through all the positions 2 times.

 

Forward Lunges

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Forward Lunges

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching by focusing on their Quads and Groin.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 reps on each side.

 

Lower Back Sitting Stretch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Lower Back Sitting Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching focusing on their Lower back.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Half Kneeling Hamstring Stretch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Half Kneeling Hamstring Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching focusing on the inner leg and hamstrings by going to a split position and then bending one knee without putting your hands on the ground.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 sets.

 

Kneeling Sideways Leg Swing

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Kneeling Sideways Leg Swing

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching focusing on the inner leg by kneeling on one knee keeping the other leg straight, then swinging their leg up and to the side. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

Stretch Outside Crescent Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Stretch Outside Crescent Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching by doing outside crescent kicks with the goal of going higher and stretching.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

Figure Four Stretch

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Figure Four Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by isolating their Hamstrings when stretching.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch each leg two times.

 

Hip Twist

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Hip Twist

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by targeting the range of motion throughout their Back, Hips, and Shoulders.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch for 2 reps on each side.

 

Knee Splits

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Knee Splits

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by isolating their Groin and Hips.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to stretch rotating through all the positions 2 times.

 

Wake Up

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Wake up

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching by focusing on stretching their entire body.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

Continue to stretch for 2 reps.

Core Skills Stretches Agility

1,2,3 Switch and Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: 1,2,3 Switch and Kick

Equipment needed: One target per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will develop agility by switching their feet either once, twice, or three times and then kicking the target with the leg that is closest to the target.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor holding a kicking target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns..
  2. On the second turn, have the student start over if they make a mistake.
  3. On the third round, make it a contest to see who can do the challenge three times in a row the fastest.

 

Around the World

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Around the World

Equipment needed: One wavemaster per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will test their agility through multiple executions of the same technique while having to also move around the target increasing body awareness.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have each line on the opposite side of the mat from their wavemaster..
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for a second time using the left leg.

 

Around the World Round Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Around the World Round Kicks

Equipment needed: Four kicking targets and one small ring per group

Instructors needed: Four per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice utilizing their pivot foot when round kicking by kicking in multiple directions without stepping outside of a small ring. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups. Demonstrate the proper way to rotate your pivot foot when round kicking in different directions.
  2. Set up each group with four holders and a kicking ring as shown in the picture. If you don’t have enough instructors to hold the targets, you can have the students from each group help.
  3. Pick one student to go first. The student must kick all four targets with a round kick, without putting his foot down and without stepping out of the ring.
  4. Every time the student puts his foot down or steps out of the ring, then he must do ten jumping jacks.
  5. Continue until each student has at turn.
  6. On the second round you can make it challenging by seeing how many times around they can round kick the pads without stepping outside of the ring or put their foot down.

 

Box Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Box Relay

Equipment needed: 4 cones per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill, the students will practice their agility by racing to each corner and kicking 10 times before moving to the next corner.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Set up a box by using an agility cone for each corner.
  3. The first student in each group will start at the bottom right corner.
  4. On the instructor’s command, the student will race to the top right corner and execute 10 fast front kicks; then to the top left cone w/ 10 kicks; to the bottom left cone w/ 10 kicks; and back to the bottom right cone w/ 10 kicks.
  5. Repeat the drill until every student has a turn.
  6. On the second round, make it a competition by seeing which student from each group can make it through the box the fastest.
  7. You can add variety by changing the kicks to round kicks, sidekicks, etc.

 

East, West

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: East, West

Equipment needed: Two kicking targets per line

Instructors needed: Two per line

Description: The student will kick the target turning in the east and west directions using the same leg to help build their agility.

Steps:

  1. Split the class into even lines.
  2. For each line, you will need two instructors holding a kicking target on the east (right) side and west (left) side of the student.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has two turns. Make sure the students use their left leg on their second turn.
  2. You can make it a challenge by telling them not to put their foot down as they switch directions.

 

Fade Back Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Fade Back Kicks

Equipment needed: One clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: Students will be working on their AGILITY by doing a fade back switch with their feet and then kicking. This will challenge students physical stage of development by getting them to move backward while doing a switch and then kicking.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Flipping Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Flipping Kicks

Equipment needed: One kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will kick the pad while alternating legs but only have one leg on the ground to help build their agility.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor to hold a kicking target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  2. Front kicks or round kicks work best.

 

Foot Snaps

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Foot Snaps

Equipment needed: Clapper pads and bean bags (for each pair)

Instructors needed: One or two depending on the size of the class

Description: In this drill the students will try to slap their partner’s foot with a pad while they move their foot without losing position or balance.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into pairs. Give each pair one clapper pad.
  2. (Facing each other) One student will sit on his (or her) knees with a clapper pad in hand. The other will stand in guarding stance.
  3. You will call out “left” or “right” and the person with the clapper target will try to slap his (or her) partner on the correct foot, while the person standing will attempt to move his (or her) foot without getting slapped.
  4. Switch partners and repeat the drill. Make sure you are teaching the students how to move their feet without losing balance or position. Explain the concept of keeping a low center of gravity.

 

In-In-OUt-Out-Kick-Kick

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: In-In-Out-Out-Kick-Kick

Equipment needed: One white belt and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The students will practice agility by stepping inside the white belt alternating feet, then stepping outside the white belt alternating feet, and then kicking the target alternating feet.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, lay a white belt on the ground horizontally and then have an instructor hold a kicking target on the inside of the white belt.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns..
  2. On the second turn, have the student start over if they make a mistake.
  3. On the third round, make it a contest to see who can do the challenge three times in a row the fastest.

Ladder Kick Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Ladder Kick Relay

Equipment needed: One agility ladder per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will challenge their agility by jumping into each square of the ladder and executing one side kick on each leg.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Set up an agility ladder as shown in the picture.
  3. The first student in line will jump into the first square and execute a left and right side kick.
  4. He/ she will continue down the square and then proceed to the end of the line.
  5. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  6. Next, make it a relay race to see which line can finish first.
  7. You can make it even more challenging by having the students start from the end of the ladder and jump backwards, which seems to really test their agility.

North, South, East, West

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: North, South, East, West

Equipment needed: One small ring per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will jump in and out of the rings following north, south, east, and west directions to help build their agility.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need a small ring.
  3. Have the students practice jumping in the following directions:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Off the Line

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Off the Line

Equipment needed: Two blocker targets per line

Instructors needed: One per line.

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice sliding left and right avoiding a target while maintaining agility.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines. For each line, the instructors will hold blocker targets in each hand.
  2. The instructors will swing either the left or right blocker pad straight down towards the students head. The student will slide left if the instructor swings the left pad, or right if the instructor swings the right pad. Give the student three swings.
  3. Repeat the drill until each student in line has at least two turns. Make sure you are emphasizing smooth motion, sliding with the appropriate footwork, and maintaining a strong guarding stance throughout the drill.
  4. You can add onto the drill by having the student execute a rear leg round counter kick to the instructor’s mid-section (no contact).

 

Pad Tag Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Pad Tag Challenge

Equipment needed: One kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will test their agility by challenging the instructor to a game of pad tag by kicking the target while the instructor tries to move the target out of the way.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in line will stand in guarding stance, and when they are ready they will try to kick the target before the instructor moves it out of the way.
  3. The instructor cannot move the target before the student kicks. If the instructor moves the target before the student even kicks, then the instructor has to do five jumping jacks.
  4. To make it fun, the student can try and flinch to make the instructor move the target.
  5. If the student misses the target, then he has to do five jumping jacks.
  6. Each student gets four kicks per turn.
  7. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  8. You can add variety by changing the kick.

 

Plus Jumps

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Plus Jumps

Equipment needed: Four hurdles per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice jumping forward, sideways, and backwards all while keeping their balance and position.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines. For each line set up four hurdles to make a plus sign (+).
  2. The first student in each line will start on the bottom left corner of the plus sign and jump forward; right side jump; backwards; and left side jump to complete the plus sign. Have the student repeat this sequence three times while trying not to fall off balance or lose a good guarding position.
  3. Continue the process until everyone has at least two turns.
  4. You can make this a competition to see who can complete three sets of the jump sequence in the fastest time.

 

Popcorn Breaks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Popcorn Breaks

Equipment needed: One board for each line.

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: Students will work on their AGILITY by being able to go from doing constant switches to running and breaking a board as smooth as possible. This will challenge student physical stage of development by being about to go from switching to running fast without falling.

Steps:

  1. Spread your students into even lines on one side of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Quick Step

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Quick Step

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will work on their agility by quickly moving the right way when their instructor calls out a number. This will challenge student intellectual stage of development by making them hear something and quickly moving.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Shadow Switches

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Shadow Switches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The students will build agility by competing with a partner to see who can switch feet the fastest.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner and then divide the pairs into groups.
  2. For each group you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has three turns.
  2. On each turn, switch the pairs up.

 

Snowboarder Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Snowboarder Kicks

Equipment needed: One clapper pad for each line

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: Students will work on their AGILITY by being able to go from doing constant switches to throwing a kick as fast as possible. This will challenge student physical stage of development by being about to go from switching to kicking fast without falling.

Steps:

  1. Spread your students into even lines on one side of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Spin & Stack

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Spin & Stack

Equipment needed: Wavemaster Top, 2 Rings, 3 Blocks (or square targets) per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their AGILITY with their spinning in this drill by making sure they use their core to turn instead of lifting their feet.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. For each line set 3 blocks beside the wavemaster pad. Then set two rings in front of each pad.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue 2 times through the line.

 

Spot the Target

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Spot the Target

Equipment needed: A pair of handmitts for each instructor

Instructors needed: One for each group

Description: Students will work on their AGILITY by being able to spot and target and hit it quickly. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development by making them see something and have to react quickly to it.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Step Behind Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Step Behind Kicks

Equipment needed: Two slammer pads per group

Instructors needed: 2 per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice stepping behind their kicking leg when executing power side-kicks on both sides. This is a great drill for building both agility and power.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups. Demonstrate the proper way to step behind your kicking leg when executing power sidekicks.
  2. Pick one student from each group to go first. Set up one instructor on each side of the slammer pad as shown in the picture.
  3. The student will practice stepping behind their kicking leg and side kick the target as hard as possible, but then they must re-chamber their kicking leg and place it behind their next kicking leg and so forth until they kick each target four times.
  4. For every time they do not step behind their kicking leg, they must do five jumping jacks.
  5. This is a challenging drill for some because they will step behind their kicking leg on the first kick, but some tend to lose balance and agility once they strike the target and that’s when they make mistakes.

 

Switch Dash

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Switch Dash

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1

Description: The students will work on their agility while switching feet and then dashing to the end of the mat. This drill will help build a sense of urgency while challenging them to have proper technique.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have the students line up at one end of the training deck.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. The first team to win 5 points is the winner.

 

Switch it Up

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Switch It Up

Equipment needed: One clapper pad per each line

Instructors needed: One per each line

Description: Students will be working on their AGILITY by kicking and then switching their feet in the air. This will challenge students physical stage of development by getting them to jump off one foot and land on two feet.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Switch Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Switch Relay

Equipment needed: 1 Clapper Pad Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their AGILITY by having fast footwork and transitioning from running to kicking while not looking sloppy.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have one instructor with a pad standing at the end of the mat, per line
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. The first team to win 5 points is the winner.

 

Switch Stance Revolution

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Switch Stance Revolution

Equipment needed: 4 Rings (2 colors) and 1 Clapper Pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their AGILITY by switching their feet while staying in their rings and still being able to strike a target with their lead foot.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines. Place 4 rings in front of each line at the middle of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 3-4 rounds

 

Switch Switch Turn

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Switch Switch Turn

Equipment needed: 1 clapper pad or kicking shield per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will work on their AGILITY by switching their feet quickly and having to turn and kick without stumbling.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone gets 2-3 turns.

 

Switching down the Ladder

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Switching Down the Ladder

Equipment needed: 1 Agility Ladder

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their footwork with a partner. This will help build foot-eye coordination while challenging them to have good agility by staying in continuous motion.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Starting on the left side of the agility ladder, have the first student in the line face the ladder with the left foot inside the first rung.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has three turns.

 

 

Twister Ninjas

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: Agility

Drill: Twister Ninjas

Equipment needed: 1 clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill students will build their AGILITY by breaking down an advanced kick into easily digestible parts.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns through the line.

 

ZIg Zag Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: Agility

Drill: Zig Zag Relay

Equipment needed: 10 agility cones per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice building agility by racing through agility cones while jumping in a zig-zag motion.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Set up 10 cones down the training deck as show in the picture.
  3. The first student in line will have to jump in and out (zig-zag) down the line of cones and then proceed to the end of the line.
  4. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  5. Next, make it a relay race to see which line can finish the fastest.
  6. To make it challenging, see which line can complete the most rotations within 1 minute.

You can make it even more challenging by having them do the same in and out motion while jumping backwards.

Core Skills Technique

Back Against the Wall

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Back Against the Wall

Equipment needed: One wave master, two slammer pads, and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build technique in their front kick by hitting a target while keeping their chamber knee high and back straight.

Steps:

  1. Divide the students into lines.
  2. For each line, lay a stack of slammer pads on the ground in front of a wave master. You will also need an instructor holding a kicking target in front of the slammer pads
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. On the second turn, have the student start over if their back is not against the wave master, or if they hit the stack of slammer pads with their foot.
  3. On the third round, make it a contest to see who can kick the target ten times in a row the fastest without making a mistake.

Best of the Best

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Best of the Best

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will work on their TECHNIQUE by performing a combination with their best technique through their blocks, strikes, kicks and stances.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines. Place 4 rings in front of each line at the middle of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds changing the combination each round.

 

Better with Every Rep

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Better With Every Rep

Equipment needed: One dice and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will roll the dice to see how many reps they will do and then kick the target with the focus on getting better with every rep.

Step:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor to hold a kicking target and a dice. If you only have one dice, then you can roll the dice for all of the lines at one time.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  2. You can add variety with different kicks, strikes, or combinations.

 

Cat and Mouse

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Cat and Mouse

Equipment needed: 4 rebreakable boards

Instructors needed: 4 per group

Description: In this drill the students will build technique in their board breaking skills. The students will compete in a fun game of cat and mouse while breaking boards. This drill will help the students build aim and intensity in their strikes.

Step:

  1. Divide your class into lines of four.
  2. Set up squares for each group and have one instructor in each corner of the square holding a board. Assign the instructors in order of first, second, third, and fourth.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn to be first in line.

 

Collect the Points

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Collect the Points

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill, the students will practice their technique in their form while collecting points for each move that they perform the best. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups based on their form requirements.
  2. Lead the group through their form (one move at a time) and give each student technical corrections on every move.
  3. Next, run the students through the form (one move at a time) again, except this time award one point to the student with the best technique for each move.
  4. Each student must remember how many points they earned.
  5. The student with the most points at the end of the form is the winner.
  6. This is a great drill to help your students focus on technique because the students will try hard to earn points.

 

Cone Head Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Cone Head Relay

Equipment needed: One cone for each line.

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: Students will work on their TECHNIQUE by walking down the mat in their stances while trying to balance a cone on their head. This will be challenging students physical stage of development by controlling where their head goes.

Steps:

  1. Spread your students into even lines on one side of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Copycat

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Copycat

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: In this drill students will build TECHNIQUE by copying their partner and trying to have the best chamber and execution of their blocks and strikes.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Create Your Own

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Create Your Own

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will work on their TECHNIQUE by having to make their own combinations. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development by being able to quickly remember three techniques and demonstrate them.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Drop the Cone

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Drop the Cone

Equipment needed: 1 Wavemaster base, 1 small cone per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill students will build the TECHNIQUE for a strong hook kick by breaking down the parts of a kick and focus with the proper part of the foot.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone get 2-3 turns.

Freeze Frame

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Freeze Frame

Equipment needed: 2 Slammer Pads

Instructors needed: 1 to judge

Description: The students will work on their TECHNIQUE by holding their block, strike, kick or stance while balancing on a slammer pad.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into pairs and have them line up next to their partner
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

Hit the Buzzer

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Hit the Buzzer

Equipment needed: 1 spot dot per line

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will be working on their TECHNIQUE by being able to demonstrate their ability to use a pivot on their front kick and round kick. This will challenge them physically by requiring them to move there plant leg as they kick.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Hit the Dot

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Hit the Dot

Equipment needed: One wave bag with spot dot per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build technique in their sidekick by practicing hitting the dot on the wavemaster with their heel.

Steps:

  1. Divide the students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wav master with a dot on it.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. On the second turn, have them start over if their heel doesn’t hit the dot.
  3. On the third round, make it a contest to see who can kick the dot five times in a row the fastest.

 

How many can you name?

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: How Many Can You Name?

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: Students will work on their TECHNIQUE by getting them to do as many moves as they can think of in 15 seconds with proper detail. This will challenge students intellectual stages of development through trying to remember as many techniques as they can while also remembering the details that go with them.

Steps:

  1. Spread your students into even lines on one side of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Jumping Jack Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Jumping Jack Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will develop technique by doing jumping jacks and in between each one they will alternate between left and right punches and front kicks. This will help your students build technical response which is having the ability to apply coordination, concentration, agility, and technical ability in a drill.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Show your students the proper way to do a jumping jack, punch, and front kick.
  3. Explain the combination:
  1. After the student repeats the combination five times, the next person in line will go.
  2. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  3. The goal for this drill is to teach your students how to alternate from jumping jacks to punches and kicks. This is a great age for introducing comprehensive combinations that build technical response of applying coordination, concentration, agility, and technique.

Power Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Power Challenge

Equipment needed: One easy rebreakable board and one hard rebreakable board per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the are going to see how long they can maintain technique by breaking a board as many times in a row as possible.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines. For each line, the instructor will hold the easy board.
  2. The first student in line will strike the board with a palm strike (or your preferred MA move), and continue until he or she misses.
  3. Count how many times in a row the student can maintain technique. If they break the easy board 10 times in a row, then he/ she will advance to the next board which is hard. Continue until the student misses.
  4. Continue the drill until every student in line has a turn. You can mix it up by changing from strikes to kicks.
  5. Make sure you are giving the students tips on how to improve their technical power.

 

Push the Block

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Push the Block

Equipment needed: 1 wavemaster pad, 1 rectangular block

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their side kick chamber technique by holding their chamber high in the air as they use the proper kicking technique to push the block off the pad. This will also increase leg strength with each slow repetition.

Steps:

  1. Divide the students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wavemaster pad with a rectangular block on top.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has a turn with both legs.

 

Quick Fire

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Quick Fire

Equipment needed: Wave bag cushion, or similar stand, a block, and two small square targets

Instructors needed: Four

Description: In this drill the students will practice their technique in their aim. The students will compete in a fun quick fire challenge. This is a great drill for building aim in their punches.

Steps:

  1. Set up 4 stations with a block and small targets.
  2. For each line, you will need an instructor holding the small square targets approximately 3 feet away from the block.
  3. Have one student stand in front of each station.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Rapid Fire Basics

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Rapid Fire Basics

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice their TECHNIQUE by performing as many of their basics as possible in 10 seconds. Their goal is to perform them all with great form.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor to verify that students have good form.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least 3 turns.

Ring Race

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Ring Race

Equipment needed: One small ring and large cone per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will hop down the mat while holding a ring on their foot and then place the ring over a cone without using their hands.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need a small ring and a large cone.
  3. Line the students on one end of the mat and place the large cone directly across the mat from each line.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

Role Reversal

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Role Reversal

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will learn how to correct technique by giving the instructor three pointers on each Martial Arts move they perform.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The student will call out a Martial Arts move that the instructor will perform with poor technique.
  3. Next, the student will give the instructor three corrections to improve the instructor’s technique.
  4. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  5. Switch roles with the students and have the instructor call out random Martial Arts moves in which they will give the student three technical corrections.

Round Kick Battle

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Round Kick Battle

Equipment needed: One chair for each line

Instructors needed: Two or more (as judges)

Description: In this drill the students are going to have a healthy competition with their kicks while using a chair to help with their balance

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into equal lines. Put a chair in front of each line.
  2. The first student in each line will place their left hand on the back of the chair and hold their right knee high in the air. You may want the next person in line to sit in the chair to keep it from sliding.
  3. On your command the students will execute 10 round kicks focusing on keeping their knee high and locking their foot in the right position. At the 10th kick, the student will hold it out for 5 seconds to demonstrate technique.
  4. The instructors will each pick who they thought had the best technique. If each judge picks someone different, then those students will do it again until only one winner is selected.
  5. Continue until every student has a turn. Make sure that you give each student some pointers on how to improve their technique.

 

Round Kick Ladder Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Round Kick Ladder Challenge

Equipment needed: One wave master cushion and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will develop technique in their round kicks by focusing on their chambers legs as they kick for progressive repetitions.

Steps:

  1. Divide the students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wavemaster cushion and an instructor holding a kicking target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. On the second turn, have the student start over if they put their foot down or touch the cushion with any part of their body.
  3. On the third turn, make it a contest to see who can progressively kick up to five reps the fastest.

Show the Chamber

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Show the Chamber

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will work on their TECHNIQUE by being able to show off the correct chamber for their moves. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development by having students remember how to do the exact chamber for one of their techniques.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Side Kick Pad Tag

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Side Kick Pad Tag

Equipment needed: Wave bag and kicking bar

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build technique in their sidekicks. The students will have to kick the pad with a side kick over a kicking bar, while not hitting the kicking bar with their leg. This is a great drill for teaching the students how to chamber their knee on their sidekicks.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. For each line, you will need a wave bag, or kicking target, and a bar for the student to kick over. You can hold a blocker pad if you do not have a kicking bar.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. On the second round, make it a contest by giving the student a point every time he or she hits the kicking bar. After everyone in line has a turn, the line with the least amount of points is the winner.

 

Side Kick Shuffle

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Side Kick Shuffle

Equipment needed: Four rings, one kicking shield per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their side kick technique by practicing proper foot placement. By using one continuous motion we will be reinforcing technique and agility.

Steps:

  1. Divide the students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need to place four rings on the floor in a straight line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Single Hand Memory Game

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Single Hand Memory Game

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students are going to play the memory game with their partner, while focusing on their technique.

Steps:

  1. Pair each student with a partner and designate one as student A and the other as student B. The students will place their left hand on their side in proper chamber position.
  2. Student A will execute a block or strike with the right arm, while keeping the left hand chambered.
  3. Student B will execute the move performed by student A and then add a move using the right arm only. The left arm must remain in chamber position.
  4. The students will go back and forth until someone forgets the order of the moves, usually after they go back and forth 4 times or more. When someone forgets, both have to do 10 push-ups and then they will switch arms.
  5. As you walk around, make sure you are giving the students feedback on their technique.

 

Stance Switch

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Stance Switch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each Line

Description: Students will be working on their TECHNIQUE by being able to switch stances without moving one of their feet. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development because they will have to be able to quickly figure out how to switch their stance properly.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

Step 1,2,3 Kick

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Step 1, 2, 3 Kick

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will develop technique by taking three steps and then kicking. This will help your students build technical response which is having the ability to apply coordination, concentration, agility, and technical ability in a drill.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Show your students the proper way to do a front kick.
  3. Explain the combination:
  1. After the student repeats the combination down the mat, the next person in line will go.
  2. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  3. The goal for this drill is to teach your students how to step and kick properly down the mat. This is a great age to introduce floor drills, as younger students still struggle with technical response of applying coordination, concentration, agility, and technique.

 

Step Punch, Step High Block, Step Low Block

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Step Punch, Step High Block, Step Low Block

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will develop technique by stepping down the mat with a punch, high block, then low block combinations. This will help your students build technical response which is having the ability to apply coordination, concentration, agility, and technical ability in a drill.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Show your students the proper way to do a punch, high block, and low block.
  3. Explain the combination:
  1. After the student repeats the combination down the mat, the next person in line will go.
  2. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  3. Make sure that the strike or block is executed as their foot hits the floor to help them build timing.
  4. The goal for this drill is to teach your students how to step and strike or block properly down the mat. This is a great age to introduce floor drills, as younger students still struggle with technical response of applying coordination, concentration, agility, and technique.

 

Target Practice

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Target Practice

Equipment needed: One wave bag and three small square targets per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students will challenge their technique by trying round kick small targets into the wave bag.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The instructor will stand or kneel approximately 5 feet from the wave bag while holding a small square target as shown in the picture.
  3. The first student in line will round kick the target aiming at the wave bag.
  4. If the student hits the wave bag with all three small targets, then the instructor will have to do 5 push-ups (kids love this!)
  5. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  6. Make sure you help your students build technique in their round kick by explaining how to aim at the wave bag with their knee.

 

Twister Stance

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: TECHNIQUE

Drill: Twister Stance

Equipment needed: 9 Colored Rings per Line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on the technique for their stances by playing a challenging game of twister. This will help build body awareness and leg strength as they shift from stance to stance.

Steps:

  1. Divide the students into lines.
  2. For each line, set up a 3×3 square made of different colored rings.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.

Core Skills Courage

1, 2, 3, 4

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: 1 2 3 4

Equipment needed: One foam swords per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice blocking in four zones. This will help the students build the courage to get hit as they learn how to block properly.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines with no more than six students per line. For each line you will need an instructor holding a foam sword.
  2. Review the four blocking zones:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person in line has at least three turns.

 

4-3-2-1

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: 4-3-2-1

Equipment needed: 2 Boxing Mitts / Instructor

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will work on their COURAGE by blocking and striking while maintaining a guarding stance, keeping their eyes open and showing proper form.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Make sure that Rounds 1 and 2 are progressive. Round 1 contains 4-3. Round 2 contains 4-3-2-1.

Activated

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Beast Mode: Activated

Equipment needed: 3 Levels of Rebreakable boards / Line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their COURAGE by breaking boards of increasing levels of difficulty.

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into even lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Beat the Bully

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Beat the Bully

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their courage by defending themselves without flinching. This will also help develop confidence and timing.

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Blind Defense

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Blind Defense

Equipment needed: One blindfold per group

Instructors needed: Four per group (you can use students)

Description: In this drill the students will build the courage to defend themselves while being attacked by several attackers while blindfolded.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. For each group, have four instructors make a circle.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Block and Counter

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Block & Counter

Equipment needed: Two foam noodles for each line

Instructors needed: One instructor for each line

Description: Students will be working on their COURAGE by facing the fear of getting hit. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development by getting them to see which side is about to get hit and quickly block it.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Blocker in the Middle

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Blocker in the Middle

Equipment needed: One blocker pad per person

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will challenge their courage by blocking from a variety of different angles. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Have each group form a circle. Pick one person for each group to go first and stand in the middle.
  3. Give each student in the circle a blocker pad along with a number starting with the number 1.
  4. The instructor will call out random numbers (assigned to each student) and that student will strike at the student in the middle.
  5. The student in the middle must have the courage to block the random strikes that are coming from every angle.
  6. Continue until each student has a turn.
  7. You can make it challenging by calling out more than one number at a time. You can also make it challenging by having the student do 3 to 5 push-ups for every time he (she) misses a block.

 

Board Break Race

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Board Break Race

Equipment needed: Eight rebreakable boards

Instructors needed: Eight (you can use students)

Description: In this drill the students will build the courage to hit with a relay race up and down the training mat, hitting rebreakable boards.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups of four students in each group.
  2. Line up four instructors on each end of the training deck, and give them each a rebreakable board. For each line, give each instructor a number 1 to 4, matching the number of the instructor directly across from them. (You can use students if you are short on instructors)
  3. For each group, give each student a number 1 to 4, and have them stand in between the instructors that match their number.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each group has a turn.

 

Board Break Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Board Break Relay

Equipment needed: One board per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will learn how to have the courage to hit by playing a fun board break relay race. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines and have the student’s line up on one end of the training deck.
  2. For each line, have an instructor on the opposite end of the training deck that will hold a rebreakable board.
  3. When the instructor says “go” the first student from each line will race to the other end of the training deck and break a board three times with a palm strike.
  4. After the third break, the student will race back to the end of their line and the next student in line will go.
  5. The first line finished is the winner.
  6. You can add variety by changing the board break to a different strike or kick.

 

Board Hold Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Board Hold Challenge

Equipment needed: One rebreakable board per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will develop courage by holding a rebreakable board without flinching while their classmate breaks it. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a rebreakable board.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns to hold the board.

 

Cage Up

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Cage Up

Equipment needed: A set of hand mitts for each line

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: Students will work on their COURAGE by getting lightly hit by their instructors and not flinching. This will challenge students emotional stage of development by working on them not closing their eyes when they are about to get hit.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has 2-3 turns.

 

Gauntlet

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Gauntlet

Equipment needed: Eight blocker pads

Instructors needed: Eight (you can use students)

Description: In this drill the students will build the courage to get hit by running through an obstacle course of instructors swinging blocker pads up and down and side to side. 

Steps:

  1. Set up two lines of four instructors on the training deck crossing in the middle and give them each a blocker pad.
  2. For each instructor, assign them to either swing the pad up and down or side to side (while sitting on their knees).
  3. Review some tips on how to avoid getting hit:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Get the Cone

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Get the Cone

Equipment needed: Two cones and slammer pads per group, and cones if your mat doesn’t have lanes

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The students will build courage by either knocking their opponent out of the lane or getting the cone on the opposite side before their opponent does.

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner.
  2. Designate lanes for the students and have your students on opposite end of the lane, each laying on a slammer pad facing each other. If you don’t have lanes in your mat, use cones to make lanes.
  3. Lay a cone behind each student on opposite ends of the lane.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has two turns.

 

Go with the Flow

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Go With the Flow

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their courage by standing up to the “bully” when they try to pull them around. This drill will develop confidence and timing.

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need one instructor to play the role of the “bully”.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Instructor Command

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Instructor Command

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice courage by leading their partner through Martial Arts moves. 

Steps:

  1. Pair each student with a partner and then divide the pairs into two lines.
  2. The first pair in each line will face each other. One student (student “A”) will lead his/ her partner (student “B”) through 10 basic moves.
  3. Student “A” needs to be loud; get through the 10 moves quickly without pausing; and demonstrate each move by great example.
  4. When student “A” is finished, have them switch roles.
  5. Continue until every student has had a turn.
  6. Make sure that you give each student some pointers on how to improve their courage to lead.
  7. At the end, ask a few volunteers to lead the entire class through 10 moves. Be sure to point out their courage to lead.

 

Keep Away

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Keep Away

Equipment needed: One kicking target per group and a stopwatch

Instructors needed: 2 per group

Description: The students will practice their courage to hit by kicking an attacker non-stop while on the ground.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. For each group you will need an instructor to hold a large kicking target and an assistant to manage a stop atch.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Keep Your Eyes Open

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Keep Your Eyes Open

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Couple to be the attackers

Description: Students will work on their COURAGE by walking around not knowing when their instructors may try to “attack” them then quickly defending themselves without hesitation when they are attacked. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development by being able to quickly register the situation and reacting.

Steps:

  1. Keep all your students in one large group.
  2. Go Over Escapes 1 and 2 for the first round.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Know your Fall

Program: Core SKILLZ (Ages 7 – 9)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Know Your Fall

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will work on their COURAGE by falling to the ground properly without getting scared. This will challenge student’s emotional stage of development by being okay with falling to the ground.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Demonstrate front and back falls. Explain how to do each fall as well as the proper stand up.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has 2-3 turns.

 

Make it Count

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Make it Count

Equipment needed: 1 20/20 Armor, 1 wavemaster per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will be working on the COURAGE to hit while trying to make our kicks count using good aim and power.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns through the line

 

Mat Slaps

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Mat Slaps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: In this drill students will work on their COURAGE to fall and their back fall technique by being thrown by the instructors.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Ninja in the Middle

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Ninja in the Middle

Equipment needed: One small pad and stopwatch per group

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The student will practice having courage by getting their pad (backpack) back from two “bullies.”

Steps:

  1. Split the class into groups of three.
  2. Have one group stand in the middle of a ring with two students on opposite ends of the ring and one student in the middle.
  3. Give one of the end students a small pad.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least one turn.

 

Pad Hold Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Pad Hold Challenge

Equipment needed: Four slammer pads per group

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The students will build courage by holding a slammer target and not flinching when their classmates strike and kick the pad.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups of five.
  2. For each line you will need four students to hold slammer targets, with one student standing in the middle.
  3. Assign each student holding a slammer pad a number 1 – 4.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has a turn to both be in the middle and hold the slammer pad.

 

Parry Taps

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Parry Taps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: In this drill students will work on having COURAGE by keeping their eyes open while parrying the instructors punches, then using the same hand to tap the instructor’s shoulders.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone gets 2-3 turns.

 

Protect the Pad

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Protect the Pad

Equipment needed: One small pad per group

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: In this drill the students will protect their pad as their opponent tries to take it away from them. This will help them build the courage to defend them self.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into groups and pair each student with a partner.
  2. For each group you will need to mark a ring on the ground if you do not have square rings in your mat as shown in the picture.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Switch roles on the second round.

 

Protect Yourself

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Protect Yourself

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their courage by confidently reacting to slow punches and kicks. This drill will increase spatial awareness and timing.

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Spar Wars

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Spar Wars

Equipment needed: Two foam swords per group

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: In this drill the students will play a fun game of spar wars. This will help the students build the courage to hit someone else in a fun 

Game.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into groups and pair each student with a partner.
  2. For each group you will need to mark a ring on the ground if you do not have square rings in your mat as shown in the picture.
  3. Explain the rules:

 

Target Block

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Target Block

Equipment needed: 4 small square targets and one large slammer target per group.

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: In this drill the students are going to face their fear of getting hit by blocking targets thrown at them.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. In front of each line, place the large slammer target up against a wall or mirror. Have the first student in line stand on the target.
  3. The instructor will throw 4 small square targets at the student (one at a time) while the student tries to block them. The student must not step off of the target that he/ she is standing on. This means that the student must have the courage to block the targets, and not move to dodge the targets.
  4. Add a little more speed to each of the 4 targets thrown at the student. If the student gets hit, then he/ she must do 5 push-ups.
  5. Make sure you are reinforcing the courage to get hit by reminding them not to cry if they get hit. Compliment the students as they demonstrate bravery.

 

The Three Warnings

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: The Three Warnings

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will work on their COURAGE by showing they can use their voices before resulting in using technique. This will challenge students social stage of development be getting them to stand up for themselves using their words first.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Up to the Plate

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: COURAGE

Drill: Up to the Plate

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for Each Group

Description: This drill will be targeting the skill COURAGE by having students run a big group. The drill will challenge the ninjas social stage of development by having them perform in front of their peers and learn how to properly speak to peers about becoming better.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has 1-2 turns.

Core Skills Flexibility

1,2,3 HOLD!

Program: Core SKILLZ (Ages 7 – 9)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: 1,2,3 HOLD!

Equipment needed: One Chair Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: Students will work on their FLEXIBILITY by having to hold a round kick after pumping it 3 times. This will challenge student’s physical stage of development by trying to get them to hold a round kick above waist level for 10 seconds.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has 2-3 turns.

 

Chamber Lifts

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Chamber Lifts

Equipment needed: One Chair per line

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will be working on their FLEXIBILITY by stretching their muscles to lift their chamber leg up as many times as possible.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 rounds.

 

Crazy 8’s

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Crazy 8’s

Equipment needed: Two foam swords per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice active flexibility by making a sideways “8” with their leg.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. For each group you will need an instructor to hold two foam swords out.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Duck the Troll

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Duck the Troll

Equipment needed: 2 small targets, 1 bopper per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their flexibility by holding a split position to duck the bopper.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, lay two small targets on the floor with handles/straps upwards.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has had 3 turns.

 

Flexibility Freeze

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Flexibility Freeze

Equipment needed: Some way to play music

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: Students will work on their flexibility by dancing around and when they hear the music stop the must drop down into and middle split and hold it until they hear the music start playing again. This will challenge students emotional stage of development to be able to hold an uncomfortable middle split without saying how much it hurts or wiggling.

 

Steps:

  1. Allow your students to spread out along on the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Flexibility Obstacle Course

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Flexibility Obstacle Course

Equipment needed: One kicking ring (or clapper pad held by instructor), one square pad, one chair, and one clapper target.

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to run through an obstacle course that has several stations to challenge their flexibility. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines. For each line, set up the following obstacle course:
  1. Have the first student in line run through the course while the instructor counts for each station.
  2. Continue until each student has a turn.
  3. Repeat the drill with 20 seconds/ reps for each station.

 

Flexibility Race

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Flexibility Race

Equipment needed: Two kicking mitts per instructor

Instructors needed: Three

Description: In this drill the students will build their flexibility. The students will compete in a flexibility race to test their flexibility. The more flexible they are, the faster they will complete this race.

 

Steps:

  1. Pair each student with a partner. Assign each pair a number. Have them sit, in order, directly across the mat from their partner. Have two instructors stand in the middle of the mat holding kicking mitts back-to-back.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Flip Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Flip Kicks

Equipment needed: Two focus mitts per pair

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill, the students will build flexibility by kicking pads held behind their backs.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s pair up with a partner. Have one person sit in “crab walk” position and the other stand behind them while wearing the focus mitts as shown in the picture.
  2. When the instructor says “go” the student on the ground will alternate kicking their legs upwards towards the focus mitts as shown in the picture.
  3. After 30 seconds is up, have the pairs switch roles.
  4. Repeat the drill having the students do double kicks.
  5. On the third round, have the students do triple kicks.

 

Know your Split

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Know Your Split

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: Students will be working on their FLEXIBILITY by holding different splits for 30 seconds. This will challenge students emotional stage of development by making choices that are uncomfortable but make us better!

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Leapfrog

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Leapfrog

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The student will practice dynamic flexibility by playing a game of leap frog with their partner but landing into middle splits instead of in a small ball. 

 

Steps:

  1. Pair the students up with a partner and have them line up on one end of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student pair has at least one turn.

 

Lift Splits

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Lift Splits

Equipment needed: One belt and chair per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice passive flexibility by stretching their leg using a white belt to support their stretch. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a chair and a white belt.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each pair has at least two turns.

 

Low, Medium, High

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Low, Medium, High

Equipment needed: One Clapper Pad for Each Line

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: This drill will be targeting the skill FLEXIBILITY by having students start low with a round kick but progressively get higher. The will challenge students physical stage of development by targeting muscle groups required for kicking.

 

Steps:

  1. On one side of a square or designated area put the bucket. On the other side spread out the cones.
  2. Divide your students into even groups.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has 2-3 turns.

 

Middle Split Battles

Program: Core SKILLZ (Ages 7 – 9)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Middle Split Battles

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Instructor Per Line

Description: Students will work on their FLEXIBILITY by having to hold their split longer then their opponent.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has 2-3 turns.

 

Middle Splits Limbo

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Middle Splits Limbo

Equipment needed: A limbo stick

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will build their flexibility. The students will play a fun game of limbo with middle splits. The further they can stretch with their middle splits, the lower they can go. 

 

Steps:

  1. Set up a limbo station. If you do not have a limbo game, have two instructors hold a stick.
  2. Have the students make a straight line on one end of the limbo station.
  3. Explain the rules:

 

Middle Splits Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Middle Splits Relay

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to stretch all the way down the deck in a fun relay race. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into equal lines and line them up on one end of the training deck.
  2. The first student in each line will face sideways and their lead leg will extend out as far as possible in middle splits. Once the student is in middle splits position the instructor will count: 1-1000, 2-1000, 3-1000.
  3. The student will then bring his (her) back leg up to the front leg and then the front leg will extend out again in middle splits. The instructor will repeat the count
  4. The student will continue the process all the way down to the end of the mat, and then run back to their line and high-five the next student in line.
  5. Continue the drill until everyone in line has a turn. The first line to finish the race is the winner
  6. Make sure the students do not cheat by taking extra steps before going down into middle splits. Also make sure the instructors count at the same speed to make it fair.
  7. You can repeat the drill with American splits, alternating the lead leg after each split.

 

Mountain Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Mountain Kicks

Equipment needed: 2-4 Kicking shields & 1 Clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their FLEXIBILITY by performing multiple proper front kicks over pads stacked to knee/hip height.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into even lines.
  2. One instructor per line will have a clapper pad and stand behind kicking shields stacked to the kickers’ hip or knee height
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Repeat until everyone has at least 2 turns.

 

Movin’ On Up

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Movin’ On Up

Equipment needed: 4 Kicking Shields Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will work on their FLEXIBILITY by performing and holding their splits at higher and higher levels.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into even lines.
  2. Set up two small pads side by side, then kicking shields side by side, followed by 2 stacks of two kicking shields side by side in front of each line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Repeat until everyone has at least 2 turns

 

Odds and Evens

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Odds and Evens

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will work on their flexibility while at the same time working on simple math to keep things interesting.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Have each group make a circle.
  3. Review odd numbers and even numbers:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue through all of the Core SKILLZ Static, Active & Dynamic stretches.
  2. This drill makes stretching fun, but at the same time is good for your students to increase the speed at which they can count using odd numbers and even numbers.

 

Over the Pad

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Over the Pad

Equipment needed: One wave bag cushion or chair per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build their flexibility by kicking over the cushion in a circular motion, also called an outside crescent kick. This is a dynamic flexibility exercise. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, set up a wave bag cushion or chair.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn with both legs.

 

Pad Punch Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Pad Punch Challenge

Equipment needed: One small square target per student

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will build flexibility in their arms, back, and hamstrings by leaning over and punching a target that is on the ground in front of them. 

 

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s line up as they normally do at the beginning of class
  2. Give each student a small square target to place on the ground in front of them as shown in the picture.
  3. When the instructor says “go” the students will reach over and punch the target non-stop for 30 seconds
  4. Give the students a small break and have them slide the pad further away and repeat step three.
  5. Continue for a third round.
  6. The build flexibility, encourage the students to try and keep their legs straight without bending their knees.

 

Pad Slides

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Pad Slides

Equipment needed: Three small pads per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will develop their flexibility by sliding their feet out in middle splits while standing on two small pads. This is a passive flexibility exercise. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need three small pads set in a row on their ground.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.

 

Pass the Pad

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Pass the Pad

Equipment needed: One pad per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build flexibility in their middle stretch while passing the pad to the person next to them. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several even groups.
  2. Have the students make a circle.
  3. Review some tips about middle stretches:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each group does this drill twice. We just happened to have an even amount of girls as boys this day which made the competition even more fun.

 

Point It

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Point It

Equipment needed: 1 noodle or bar per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will be working on our active FLEXIBILITY by trying to lift and move our leg without bending our knees to develop better round kicks.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone goes 2-3 times.

 

Pump it Up

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Pump It Up

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield, 1 Clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will be developing stronger FLEXIBILITY with our multiple kicks while focusing on changing levels.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone get 2-3 turns through the line.

 

Rapid Fire

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Rapid Fire

Equipment needed: A chair or wavemaster top, along with a clapper pad for every line.

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: Students will work on their flexibility by throwing machine gun round kicks at chest height for as long as they can. This will challenge students physical stages of development by pushing their muscles even when they start to get tired.

 

Steps:

  1. Allow your students to spread out along on the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Ring Claps

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Ring Claps

Equipment needed: 1 small ring per group

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on their flexibility by working together to help each other stretch. This will help build awareness on whether or not they are bending their knees when they stretch.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into pairs.
  2. Have each pair line up in the middle of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 15,20,25 claps.

 

Ring of Fire

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Ring of Fire

Equipment needed: Kicking rings (or clapper targets)

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice holding their leg in the air for extended periods of time in order to build more flexibility in their muscles. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines. Set up one kicking ring per line.
  2. The first student in each line will hold their leg through the kicking ring (in round kick position) for a total of 10 seconds. If you do not have kicking rings, then the students will hold their leg in the air with the top of their foot touching the clapper targets held by the instructors.
  3. If the student’s leg touches the ring (or is not touching the clapper target) then the instructor will stop counting until the student’s leg is back in the correct position.
  4. If the student’s leg drops to the floor before 10 seconds, then the instructor will start the counting back at 1.
  5. Continue the drill until everyone has a turn with both legs.
  6. You can make it even more challenging by counting to 15, 20, 25, and 30.
  7. You can also use different kicks such as front kick and side kick.

 

Round Kick Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Round Kick Challenge

Equipment needed: One wave bag cushion or chair per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will build their flexibility by holding their leg out in a round kick position while counting to ten. This is an active flexibility exercise. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wave bag cushion or chair for the students to hold onto, and an instructor to help “spot” the kicks.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has a turn with both legs.

 

Round Kick Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Round Kick Relay

Equipment needed: One kicking pad per pair

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will challenge their flexibility by round kicking a target held by their partner all the way down the training deck without putting their foot down. 

 

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s pair up with a partner and line up on one end of the training deck. Give each pair a kicking target.
  2. When the instructor says “go” the students will kick the target with a round kick and move all the way down the training deck without putting their foot down.
  3. If the student puts his/ her foot on the ground, then the kicker must stop and do 5 push-ups before continuing.
  4. When the pair reaches the opposite end of the training deck, then they will switch roles all the way back down the training deck
  5. The first pair to finish the drill is the winner.
  6. On the second round, have the students switch legs.

 

Split Rolls

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Split Rolls

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on their flexibility by doing multiple middle splits. This will also develop arm strength and spatial awareness due to the forward roll.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have all the lines on one side of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least 3 turns.

 

Stretch it Out

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Stretch It Out

Equipment needed: A chair or something to hold onto for each line

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: This drill will be targeting the skill FLEXIBILITY by stretching their legs to improve kicking height and speed. This challenges their emotional stage of development to try and challenge students to stay strong even if it’s not the most comfortable situation.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Give each line a chair.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has 2-3 turns.

 

Stretch Slides

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Stretch Slides

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build their flexibility. The students will slide down the mat as they stretch to reach as far as they can. The further they reach the more flexibility they will gain. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines, and have them line up on one end of the training mat. Place cones on the opposite end of the mat to mark the finish line.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person in line has a turn.
  2. You can make this drill a competition by having them race against each other to see which person from each line can cross the finish line first.

 

Up and Overs

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: FLEXIBILITY

Drill: Up and Overs

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will build flexibility as they alternate kicking over the head of their partner. 

 

Steps:

  1. Pair-up your students and have them line up in the middle of the training deck facing each other.
  2. Assign one line to be student “A” and the other line student “B.”
  3. Review the proper mechanics of an outside crescent kick:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. When they are finished, have them switch legs.
  2. You can add variety by having them do inside crescent kicks, round kicks, sidekicks, hook kicks, etc.

Core Skills Intensity

1 to 10

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: 1 to 10

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per ten students

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice punching at different levels of intensity so that they can feel how hard they can punch at their highest effort. 

Steps:

  1. Have your students line up spaced apart and facing the front of the training deck.
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being very sloppy) have your students punch at a level 1 when you yell. Yell three times. Repeat the drill increasing the level of intensity one number higher, and so forth until your reach the level of 10. You should see a significant level of intensity in every student at level 10.
  3. Repeat the drill by counting non-stop from 1 to 10 and having them increase their intensity at each level.
  4. You can repeat the drill with other strikes, kicks, and blocks.
  5. At the end of the drill, ask the students how they felt when they all punched at a level 1 compared to a level 10.

 

4 Way Tug of War

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: 4 Way Tug of War

Equipment needed: Four white belts per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will practice intensity by applying magnitude in a fun game of 4-way tug-of-war. This is great for muscle development, balance, and endurance. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups of four.
  2. Tie four white belts together in the middle so that the white belts form a “+” sign.
  3. Select one group to go first by having each student stand on one end of the belts and have them hold the belt tightly.
  4. Use tape to mark lines on front of each student that is approximately 3’ away from them to designate the line that they must try and get the middle of the belts to cross over.
  5. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Action Elimination

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Action Elimination

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice having intensity in their performance. They will challenge their opponent in a competition to see who has more intensity, and if they do then they earn a point for their team. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into two even lines. For larger classes, you can split the class into several groups and run this drill.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Back and Forth

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Back and Forth

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will work on their intensity by performing stronger and louder than the line across from them.

Steps:

  1. Line up your students into two even lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue with a variety of strikes, blocks, and kicks.
  2. The first line to earn 10 points is the winner.

 

Baseball Breaks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Baseball Breaks

Equipment needed: 1 Board Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor Per Line

Description: In this drill students will work on developing better INTENSITY with their body by trying to put their body weight behind their palm strike to that they can break the board in a single shot.

Steps:

  1. Line the students up on their dots.
  2. The instructor will stand in front of the class and give DISCIPLINE commands.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 to 3 minutes.

Better with each Rep

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Better With Each Rep

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their frequency of intensity by kicking the pad harder and hard on each rep. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wave bag.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has a turn with both legs.

 

Blind Man Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Blind Man Challenge

Equipment needed: One blindfold, two rings and one chair

Instructors needed: Two

Description: The students will practice intensity in their pitch by performing their Martial Arts moves with loud yells while a blindfolded instructor choose which student has the best pitch. 

Steps:

  1. Pair your students up with a partner and have them sit directly across the mat from each other. Give each pair a number.
  2. Set up a chair in the middle of the mat and a ring on each side of the chair.
  3. Have an instructor sit in the chair blindfolded.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. The first team to 10 points is the winner.

 

Build it up

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Build It Up

Equipment needed: 5 shuttle run cones for each line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: Students will work on their INTENSITY by slowly building up their intensity while working on martial arts moves. This will challenge student’s intellectual stages of development by having them demonstrate different levels of intensity

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Burn Out

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Burn Out

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will apply intensity to their exercises. In this drill the students will work as a team to have more intensity in their exercises.

The instructor will choose which team is the best on each round for a healthy competition. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into two groups and have them line up on opposite ends of the training mat.
  2. Mark a line in the middle for the teams to perform each exercise.
  3. Explain the rules:

 

Catch and Break

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Catch and Break

Equipment needed: One rebreakable board and small ball per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build intensity in their strikes by tossing a ball and catching it then breaking a board. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. When the instructor says “go” the first student from each line will toss the ball in the air and then break the board with a palm strike.
  3. If the board doesn’t break, the student must toss the ball in the air again before they strike the board.
  4. The first student to break the board gets a point for their line.
  5. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  6. The line with the most points is the winner.
  7. You can add variety by changing the strike to a hammer fist, knife hand strike, etc.

Drop the Cone

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Drop the Cone

Equipment needed: 1 wavemaster, 1 cone per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their INTENSITY in this drill by racing to the pad and kick as hard as they can.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need a wavemaster with a cone on top.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for three rounds.

 

Form Intensity Battle

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Form Intensity Battle

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Per Group

Description: Students will work on their INTENSITY by trying to be the loudest while doing their form against another student. This will challenge students social stage of development by going against their peers.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Forms Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Forms Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build intensity in their form with a forms competition judged by an instructor that is blindfolded. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups based on rank.
  2. The instructor will lead their group through their form while encouraging each student to apply intensity.
  3. After each group has practiced the form at least two times, have all of the groups sit at the back of the class.
  4. Have an instructor sit in a chair blindfolded.
  5. Pick two groups to compete with each other on their form.
  6. Each group will perform their form with intensity while counting out loud.
  7. The blindfolded instructor will pick the group that is the loudest.
  8. Continue until each group has a turn to perform their form with intensity against another group.

 

Hammer Team

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Hammer Time

Equipment needed: 1 Board / 2 Kicking Shields Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice INTENSITY by demonstrating their ability to consistency in their jumps and in their breaks as they demonstrate jump hammerfist over obstacles.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

 

Hand Stands

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Hand Stands

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice handstands while using intensity with their arms to keep their body in the air. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines. For each line, you will have an instructor standing near the student to help keep the student safe by holding his (her) feet.
  2. Have the first student in line do a handstand for five seconds while the instructor holds his (her) feet.
  3. Continue until each student has a turn.
  4. Repeat the drill with 10 second hand-stands.
  5. To make it challenging, see who can hold a handstand the longest with no help.
  6. Make sure you coach the students during their hand-stands by telling them to keep their arms and core strong.

 

High/Low

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: High / Low

Equipment needed: Two punching mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their INTENSITY by learning how to turn it on and off.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Each instructor will need 2 mitts.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has 3 turns.

 

Hi-Ya!

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Hi-Ya!

Equipment needed: 3 Rebreakable boards / line

Instructors needed: 1-2 Instructors / line

Description: The students will work on their INTENSITY by holding a strong yell as they break boards of increasing difficulty.

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. Space boards along the line, increasing in difficulty.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds, changing the strikes each round.

 

Kick and Run

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Kick and Run

Equipment needed: One slammer pad and blocker pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build intensity by kicking the slammer pad and then running quickly to the end of the line as the instructor chases them with a blocker target. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor to hold a slammer pad and blocker target as shown in the picture.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. You can add variety by changing the kick to a side kick or round kick.

 

King of Chairs

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: King of Chairs

Equipment needed: One chair per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on the magnitude of their intensity by stepping up a chair and front kicking a target for five reps.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need a chair and an instructor holding a target behind the chair.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Knock Over

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Knock Over

Equipment needed: Two large kicking shields per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build intensity in their legs by kicking the target and trying to knock the instructor off the kicking shield.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. The instructor for each line will stand on a large kicking shield while holding a kicking shield as shown in the picture.
  3. The student will have three chances to front kick the shield and knock the instructor over.
  4. If the instructor falls off the shield, the instructor will do 5 push-ups.
  5. Continue the drill until each student has a turn.
  6. You can add variety by changing the kick to a side kick, round kick, etc.
  7. You can make the drill fun by having the student and instructor switch roles.

 

Louder and Louder

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Louder and Louder

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will work on their intensity by performing stronger and louder than the line in front of them. 

Steps:

  1. Line up your students into several even lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each line has a turn to punch and yell louder than the line in front of them.
  2. On the second round, rotate the back line to the front of the deck and have the rest of the lines rotate back.
  3. You can make it a contest and the entire line do push-ups if they do not yell and punch with more intensity than the line in front of them.
  4. For variation, you can also use other strikes, blocks, or kicks for this drill.

 

Ninja Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Ninja Kicks

Equipment needed: 2 Focus Mitts / line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their INTENSITY by bobbing out of the way of a target and throwing a powerful pop front kick.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

 

Pad Pendulum

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Pad Pendulum

Equipment needed: One foam sword and wave bag per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice intensity in the execution of their punches. The students will punch the pad as the instructor swings a foam sword slow, then medium, and then fast.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines. For each line you will need an instructor holding a foam sword and a wave bag.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person in line has at least two turns.

 

Palm Strike!

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Palm Strike!

Equipment needed: 1 rebreakable board per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice using both sides to break a board using a palm strike demonstrating proper INTENSITY

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines. For each line you will need an instructor holding a board.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each person has 2-3 turns through your line.

 

Perfect Slides

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Perfect Sides

Equipment needed: One rebreakable board per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The student will practice intensity in the frequency of their Martial Arts moves by breaking rebreakable boards non-stop while alternating arms or legs. This is great for building power and endurance. 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor to hold a rebreakable board.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student pair has at least two turns.
  2. You can add variety by changing the technique. For example: hammer fists, elbow strikes, front kicks, round kicks, sidekicks, axe kicks, etc.
  3. You can make it a contest to see which student has the most consecutive breaks in a row. (Our record for palm strikes is 58!)

 

Power Sit Ups

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Power Sit Ups

Equipment needed: One 3 or 4 pound medicine ball per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to do sit-ups with weights, which will require a lot of intensity in their stomach muscles.

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into several lines.
  2. The first student in each line will hold a medicine ball at his (her) chest. The instructor will hold the student’s feet or knees.
  3. The student will do ten sit-ups while pressing the medicine ball above his (her) head. Make the students breathe out as they press the medicine ball above their head. You can add more reps for higher ranks
  4. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  5. You can challenge the students by seeing if they can do 10 sit-ups with the medicine ball in less than 15 seconds.

 

Stagger Race

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Stagger Race

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking paddle per pair

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on the INTENSITY in this drill by having to dial up their intensity to run fast, and kick fast. 

Steps:

  1. Have your students pair up and face each other in two lines down the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue through at least two additional times.

 

To the Next Level

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: To the Next Level

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on the intensity in their pitch by running through high reps of exercises while counting loudly as a group and applying intense effort, or else staying on that rep until they are loud enough and trying hard enough. 

Steps:

  1. Have your students line up.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue through at least two additional exercises.

 

Torpedo Front Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Torpedo Front Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 Clapper Pad Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice INTENSITY by demonstrating their ability to show good technique and give their best even when they start to get sore or tired.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

 

 Wavemaster Race

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs)

Skill: INTENSITY

Drill: Wavemaster Race

Equipment needed: 1 Wavemaster per line

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor per line

Description: In this drill students will build better INTENSITY by kicking the pad so that it moves backwards without the aid of multiple kicks.

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines at one end of the mat.
  2. For each line, have a Wavemaster in the center of the mat. The instructor for each line will stand near the Wavemaster.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue through the line 3 times.

Core Skills Perseverance

1 minute Champion

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: 1 Minute Champion

Equipment needed: Stop Watch

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill we are going to put their perseverance skills to the test by running through several different exercises non-stop for 1-minute.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s line up on their marks where they began class.
  2. Explain to the students that they are measured not by how strong they are, but how hard they try when they are feeling weak or tired.
  3. When you say “go” start the timer and the students will start with non-stop shoulder taps for one-minute. Shoulder taps are when you start from pushup position and alternate tapping the opposite shoulder to build your arm muscles.
  4. As your students are doing shoulder taps, remind them not to give up and have perseverance.
  5. Continue the drill with leg raises, squat thrusts, and jumping jacks.
  6. You can make it even more challenging by asking them if they want to keep going for an additional minute. You’ll be surprised at how many want to show you they have even more perseverance and want to keep going despite the fact that they are getting tired.

 

Arm Burn Out

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Arm Burn Out

Equipment needed: Two focus mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will do a ladder-style mitt combo to burn-out their arm muscles. The purpose of this drill is to push the students to not give up on their technique as their arms get tired.

 

Steps:

  1. Line up your students into several lines. If your students have punching gloves, have them put them on quickly.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. If you have time for a second round, you can make it a contest to see who maintained the best effort throughout the burn-out.

 

Bag Drag

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Bag Drag

Equipment needed: 1 wavemaster base, 1 clapper pad & 1 Spare Belt per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill students will work on their PERSEVERANCE by being tied to a wavemaster base and being the first to drag it down the mat.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone gets 2-3 turns through the line.

 

Burpee Break Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Burpee Break Relay

Equipment needed: One board for each line.

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: Students will work on their PERSEVERANCE by doing burpees and not giving up when breaking boards. This will challenge students physical stage of development by getting students to keep going even when they are tired.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Chair Jump Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Chair Jump Challenge

Equipment needed: 4 chairs and 4 slammer pads

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will work on their perseverance in their leg strength by jumping over pads from a chair. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. For each group you will need to set up four chairs staggered apart with a slammer pad a few steps away from each chair.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until the students have at least three turns.

 

Dice Game

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Dice Game

Equipment needed: Century dice, or regular dice and a piece of paper with 6 different exercises.

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill we are going to challenge their perseverance by playing a dice game which will have them performing several repetitions of various exercises.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s line up on their marks where they began class.
  2. Explain that you are going to roll the dice 15 times.
  3. If you do not have the orange dice from Century, then follow these directions:
  1. As you roll the dice, make sure you are motivating the students to try hard. If you hear any moans or groans then remind them that their attitude is a big part of perseverance.
  2. You can challenge the students at the end of the drill by asking them if they want you to roll the dice 5 more time.

 

Don’t Drop the Pad

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Don’t Drop the Pad

Equipment needed: One small square pad per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will build strength in their legs by applying perseverance while hold their leg out for an extended period of time while balancing a pad on their foot.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. The first student in line will extend his/ her leg out in a sidekick position while holding onto a chair or using a wall for better balance.
  3. The instructor will balance a pad on the student’s leg and count to 10. The student must balance the pad for the entire 10 seconds or else he/ she has to start over.
  4. For every attempt the student has to balance the pad, he/ she will have to do 10 push-ups and 10 squat jumps.
  5. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  6. You can make this drill even more challenging by adding a second and third pad stacked on the student’s leg.

 

Don’t Lose Your Feet

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Don’t Lose Your Feet

Equipment needed: One foam sword per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice having endurance by jumping non-stop over a noodle for thirty seconds. The goal is for them to avoid getting their feet hit with the noodle, and for every time the noodle hits their feet, they have 5 push-ups once the time is up.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines with no more than six students per line. For each line you will need an instructor holding a foam sword.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person in line has at least two turns.

 

Exercise Burn Out

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Exercise Burn Out

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will do a ladder-style exercise combo burn-out. The purpose of this drill is to push the students to maintain good technique in their exercises as their muscles get tired.

 

Steps:

  1. Line up your students on one end of the training mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student is finished.
  2. If you have time for a second round, you can make it a contest to see who maintained the best effort throughout the burn-out.

 

Foot Switches

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Foot Switches

Equipment needed: Eight rings per group

Instructors needed: Two per group

Description: In this drill the students will build better footwork by applying perseverance to a “switch feet” marathon.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Lay eight rings on the training deck, four for each student.
  3. Pick two students to go first. They will step into the rings.
  4. When the instructor says “go” the students will switch feet non-stop for 1-minute alternating rings as follows:
  1. One instructor will monitor the time, and the other will monitor the quality of their perseverance.
  2. You can make it a contest to see who has the best perseverance based on the effort and quality of their technique.

 

Goal!

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Goal!

Equipment needed: Two cones and three small targets per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice having the determination to get better with their aim. The students will score a goal by punching a target between two cones, two times. If they miss, then they have to start over. On the second round, they will have to score four goals in a row and on the third round six goals. The goal is for them to learn how to have the determination to get better on each turn. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into lines.
  2. For each line, approximately 6’ away, make a goal with two cones that are approximately 3’ apart as shown in the picture.
  3. Stack three small targets next to the first student in line.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. You can make a championship round to see who can score the most consecutive goals.

 

Kick Tag

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Kick Tag

Equipment needed: Kicking targets for half of the class.

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will practice perseverance by having the determination to eliminate their opponents by kicking their target in a game of kick tag before time is up. This builds endurance and focus. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into two even teams.
  2. Select one team to be “it” and have them stand on one end of the mat. Give each student on the other team a kicking target and have them line up on the opposite end of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Switch roles.

 

Leg Burn Out

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Leg Burn Out

Equipment needed: One chair and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will do a ladder-style kicking combo burn-out .The purpose of this drill is to push the students to not give up on their technique as their legs get tired. 

 

Steps:

  1. Line up your students into several lines. For each line set up one chair in front of the line (for support if someone falls off balance).
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. If you have time for a second round, you can make it a contest to see who maintained the best effort throughout the burn-out.

 

Ninja Tunnel

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Ninja Tunnel

Equipment needed: 1 Board Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor Per Line

Description: In this drill students will test their PERSEVERANCE by having to hold a push-up position while their teammates work together to each break the board.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, an instructor will hold the board for the students.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Go through the line at least 2 times.

 

Obstacle Course

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Obstacle Course

Equipment needed: 1 slammer pad, 4 rings, 2 cones & 1 bar, 1 square block/line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their PERSEVERANCE by completing a challenging obstacle course and maintaining strong technique throughout the exercises.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Students will complete the obstacle course, tag their teammates and the next student will go.
  3. Students must:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 – 3 rounds.

 

Pad Slides

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Pad Slides

Equipment needed: One slammer pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their perseverance in their core muscles by sliding a pad down the mat using their core muscles.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need a slammer pad.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Pad Toss Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Pad Toss Challenge

Equipment needed: Six small pads

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The student will practice having perseverance in their focus by trying to punch small targets into the wall. This is great for building accuracy and technique.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines and have them line up approximately 6’ from a wall, facing the wall.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor and six small targets.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.
  2. You can make it fun by having the instructor and student switch roles.

 

Push Over

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Push Over

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Instructor Per Line

Description: In this drill students will have to show good PERSEVERANCE by trying their best to hold their stance even when it burns and give 100% at all times.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, place a kicking shield in the front.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue through the line at least 2 times.

 

Pyramid

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Pyramid!

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on their perseverance by working as a team to not give up. They must try to keep up if they fall behind to show great perseverance.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into two lines.
  2. Each line will be facing each other, on opposite sides of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for a few different exercises.

 

Rabbit Run

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Rabbit Run

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per group

Description: The students will work on their perseverance by running quickly to avoid being tagged. This drill will help develop a sense of perseverance under pressure.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into groups.
  2. You will need one instructor per group. Each group will form a circle.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student goes 3 times.

 

Rope Pulls

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Rope Pulls

Equipment needed: 1 Wave bag and a bunch of white belts tied together to form a rope

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will work on their perseverance in their upper body by pulling themselves down the mat with a rope using only their arms.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students make a straight line on one end of the mat.
  2. Tie a bunch of white belts together and then tie the end of the belts to a wave bag on one end of the mat
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person has at least three turns.

 

Round Kick Burnout

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Round Kick Burnout

Equipment needed: 1 wavemaster per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their perseverance by kicking and jumping non-stop.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need one wavemaster.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Shuttle Jacks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Shuttle Jacks

Equipment needed: 4-5 Cones Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice PERSEVERANCE by demonstrating a very difficult exercise they must do this a fast as they can without stopping to win.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

 

Shuttle Run Breaks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Shuttle Run Breaks

Equipment needed: One board and 4 shuttle run cones for each line

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: Students will work on their PERSEVERANCE by running and pushing their bodies then break a board when they are tired. This will challenge students social stage of development by having them compete against their peers.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

So Ninja!

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: So Ninja!

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 2 or more instructors

Description: The students will work on their PERSEVERANCE by attempting to incorporate gymnastic skills into their martial arts.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. Demonstrate how to do a forward roll & stand without needing hands.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2 rounds. In the second round you can make it more challenging by having the students attempt a cartwheel, jump front kick.

 

Team Tunnel

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Team Tunnel

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: Students will form a tunnel by holding hands and leaning into each other, while their teammates take turns army crawling through the tunnel.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into 2-3 large, even groups
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 games.

 

Three in a Row

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Three in a Row

Equipment needed: One rebreakable board per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build consistent power by applying perseverance in their board breaking abilities.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. The first student in each line will have to break the rebreakable board three times in a row with a side kick. This means that they must have consistent power
  3. If the student does not break in the first three attempts, then he/ she must start over. For every “attempt” it takes the student to break the board, he/ she must do 10 push-ups and 10 squat jumps
  4. Continue until each student has at least two turn.
  5. The goal is to teach the students how to have perseverance in their power by staying focused and trying their hardest on each attempt.
  6. You can add variety to this drill by changing the technique to a palm strike, front kick, round kick, hammer fist, etc.

 

Tug of War

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Tug of War

Equipment needed: Two white belts ties together per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill we are going to put their perseverance to the test by playing a game of tug-o-war.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Pick two students per group to go first and play a game of tug-of-war. Make sure you explain that they cannot let go of the rope because the other person can fall and hurt themselves.
  3. Do your best to match the students up with someone that is comparable in strength. You can also have the bigger kids go against two smaller kids.
  4. Continue until each student has a turn.
  5. Repeat the drill by having the students go against the instructors.
  6. The goal is remind the students that the harder they try and the longer they hold onto the rope, the more perseverance they have.

 

Up Down Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Up Down Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will practice perseverance by having endurance in a challenge to drop down to push-up position and then back up the fastest. This is great for endurance and focus.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the student’s line up.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue non-stop for 2-minutes.
  2. After 2-minutes, make it a contest by having the slowest person sit down after each rep and then last student standing is the winner.

 

Walk of Doom

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: PERSEVERANCE

Drill: Walk of Doom

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice PERSEVERANCE demonstrating a middle stance constantly moving down the mat getting as low as they can in to their stance.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 – 3 turns.

Core Skills Speed

Bag Tag

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Bag Tag

Equipment needed: 1 wave bag or similar target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to play a game of wave bag tag to challenge their reaction time.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several equal lines.
  2. Set up one wave bag per line. The first student in each line will stand within striking distance of the bag.
  3. On your command, the students will challenge their reaction time with the following numbers:
  4. Hit the bag with a left punch
  5. Hit the bag with a right punch
  6. Kick the bag with a left round kick
  7. Kick the bag with a right round kick
  8. Repeat the drill until every student has a turn.
  9. On the second round, make it a competition by seeing who can hit or kick the bag the fastest as you call out the numbers at random. The student that has the best reactive speed will earn a point, and the first student to 3 points is the winner.
  10. You can make it challenging by calling out combinations, but you will have to watch carefully to identify which student is not only the fastest, but does the correct combination.

 

Be First

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Be First

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will practice having reactive speed by trying to be the first to perform a move based on numbered commands. Reactive speed is the ability to make quick, decisive choices. By having them match a number with a move, they have to make a decision quickly which builds focus and concentration.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Review the number commands and the move matching the number. For example:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.
  2. You can make it even more challenging by calling out numbered combinations.

 

Beat’em

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Beat ’em

Equipment needed: Two cones per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice having explosive speed. One student will race to the cone on their left or right. The student behind him/ her must try and beat the student to that cone.

 

Steps:

  1. Pair up the students with a partner and spit the pairs into groups.
  2. For each group, lay two cones on the mat approximately 20 feet apart.
  3. Have on pair go first in each group, with one person in front and the other person behind him/ her as shown in the picture.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each pair has at least two turns.

 

Chop the Tear

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Chop the Teacher

Equipment needed: One foam noodle per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their reactive SPEED by trying to chop the leg of the instructor.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one instructor and one foam noodle.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

Cone Pick Up

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Cone Pick Up

Equipment needed: Two small cones

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will challenge each other in a race to pick up their cone and return it to their team. This is a fun drill that will help them build explosive speed and agility.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into pairs and give each pair a number starting with number 1. Next, have them line up facing each other (in order) directly across from each other on the training deck.
  2. Set up two cones in the middle of the training deck.
  3. The instructor will call out a number, and the two students assigned to that number will race to the middle of the training deck and grab their cone and then race back to their spot.
  4. The first student sit back in their spot with their cone gets a point for their team.
  5. Continue the drill calling out random numbers.
  6. The first team to reach 10 points is the winner.

 

Don’t Knock the Pad

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Don’t Knock the Pad

Equipment needed: One wave bag and kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice their technical speed. The students will perform rapid-fire sidekicks hitting the target while kicking over the wave bag cushion. 

 

Steps:

  1. Split your class into several lines
  2. For each line you will need a wave bag cushion and an instructor standing on the opposite side of the cushion holding a kicking target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has three turns.

 

Don’t strike Out

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Don’t Strike Out

Equipment needed: 3 small pads per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students work on developing reactive SPEED by trying to round kick a pad that is thrown at them and not missing.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, have one instructor a few steps away holding 3 small pads.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 games.

 

Escape Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Escape Relay

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will work on their ability to have great technical SPEED by escaping from stage 1 self-defense moves 1-3.

 

Step:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one instructor.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. The first line to finish is the winner.
  2. Continue for three rounds.

 

Explosive Punches

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Explosive Punches

Equipment needed: Two punching mitts per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The purpose of this drill is to build upon their ability to have good technique while challenging them to be fast but not sloppy.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. The students will be at the opposite end of the training deck.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. The first line to finish and sit strong will be the winner.

 

Fast Feet

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Fast Feet

Equipment needed: 3 Slammer Pads Per Line

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: Students will work on their SPEED by quick stepping over obstacles. This will target students intellectual stage of development by trying not to confuse the challenging foot work.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Set the three slammer pads out in a line with enough room for students to step in between them.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Kick Explosion

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Kick Explosion

Equipment needed: One kicking target per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will practice having technical speed by kicking a target, head level, while staying in the ring. Technical speed is doing something quickly while not being sloppy. Staying in the ring forces them to have balance and control, and kicking head level increases their flexibility.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need an instructor holding a kicking pad and a ring for the student to stand in.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. On each round, increase the number of kicks by 10 reps.

 

Knock Outs

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Knock Outs

Equipment needed: One large kicking shield per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build explosive speed as they pound on a slammer target non-stop.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines. Set up one slammer target on the opposite end of the training mat.
  2. When the instructor says “go” the first student in line will run to the slammer target and pound on the target non-stop for 15 seconds.
  3. The instructor will say “switch” when time is up and the next person in line will repeat step 2.
  4. Continue until each student has a turn.
  5. You can make it fun by using a variety of techniques such as punches, elbow strikes, hammer fists, etc.
  6. You can make the drill even more challenging by making the time 30 seconds, 45 seconds, or 1-minute. Just make sure they wear sparring gloves if they are going to pound for more than 15 seconds.

 

Launch Kicks

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Launch Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 clapper pad, 1 ring per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill students will be working on building their explosive SPEED by generating enough force with 1 jump to get as high as possible.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone goes 2-4 times.

 

Listen Closely

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Listen Closely

Equipment needed: A pair of handmitts for each line

Instructors needed: One for each line

Description: This drill will be working on the skill SPEED by having students work of their reactive speed through hearing and number and reacting quickly. This drill will challenge student intellectual stage of development by being able to remember what each number means and throwing the correct punches fast.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

One – Five – Ten

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: One – Five – Ten

Equipment needed: Two punching mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The purpose of this drill is to teach proper punching technique, as well as, the ability to switch from poor to awesome technique.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. Have one instructor holding pads for each line.
  3. Explain the rules
  1. Perform each combination 5 times at each level.
  2. For added motivation, the team that shows the best technique wins a point.

 

Pad Tags

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Pad Tags

Equipment needed: 4 small targets per box

Instructors needed: One per box

Description: In this drill the students are going to challenge their explosive speed by tapping the pads in various orders as quickly as possible.

 

Step:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. For each group, set up a box with a pad that is set on the middle.
  3. Have one student from each group stand in the middle of the box.
  4. On your command, the student will challenge their explosive speed with the following directions:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. Repeat the drill with a race by calling out a combination such as: forward, backwards, left, right. The student that touches the pads in the correct order the fastest earns a point. The first student to reach three points is the winner.

 

Partner Switches

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Partner Switches

Equipment needed: One clapper pad for each line.

Instructors needed: One for each line.

Description: This trill will have students work on their SPEED by getting the to switch fast and react fast. This will challenge students social stage of development by having them work with a partner

 

Steps:

  1. Have each student get a partner then put them into lines.
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Punch & Block Quick Check

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Punch & Block Quick Check

Equipment needed: Two focus mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will work on the speed of their blocks by punching the mitt with each hand then blocking quickly. This is a fun drill that will also build good rhythm and timing.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until every student has a turn.

 

Ready, Fire!

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Ready, Fire!

Equipment needed: One wave bag cushion and foam block per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build their reactive speed. The instructor will say “ready… fire!” and the first student to punch the block off is the winner.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wave bag cushion and foam block or similar objects as shown in the picture.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person in line has at least three turns.

 

Ring Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Ring Challenge

Equipment needed: 1 kicking ring and slammer target (per line)

Instructors needed: Two per line

Description: In this drill the students are going to practice applying technical speed to their sidekicks. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines. For each line, set up a kicking ring and have an instructor hold a slammer target on one side of the ring.
  2. Explain to the students that technique is when they execute one perfect move, such as a side kick. To have technical speed, they must have consecutive side kicks that are nearly perfect in technique.
  3. The first student in each line will begin by executing a side kick through the kicking ring and hitting the slammer target with his/ her heel.
  4. Next they will execute 10 sidekicks as fast as possible while maintaining technical speed. To have good technical speed they must not hit the ring at all during the kicks and they must hit the center of the slammer target with their heel and with decent power and speed.
  5. Repeat the drill until everyone has a turn with both the right and left leg.
  6. You can make it even more challenging by having them do 5 push-ups for every instance when they hit the ring or do not hit the slammer target with their heel.

 

Shuttle Falls

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Shuttle Falls

Equipment needed: Two Kicking shields per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their explosive speed by competing in this relay race where they run to several pads and perform back falls.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide the class into lines.
  2. For each line you will need two kicking shields, one set halfway down the mat, the other at the end of the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. The first line to finish is the winner.

 

Speed Warrior

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Speed Warrior

Equipment needed: One Wave Bag Cushion per Line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The student will practice having explosive speed by playing a fun game carrying wave master cushions. Explosive speed is pushing oneself with great effort. Carrying a large object forces the students to put forth great effort to win.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines and have them line up on one end of the mat.
  2. For each line you will need a wavemaster cushion or other large object such as a yoga ball.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Race around the pad twice.
  2. Pick up the pad and carry it to the other end of the mat.
  3. Do 4 squat jumps while holding onto the pad.
  4. Roll the pad back to the next person in line.
  1. Continue for two rounds.
  2. You can make it fun by having the students race the instructors.

 

Suh-Wing!

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Suh-Wing!

Equipment needed: 3 small pads per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill we will be working on building better reactive SPEED by having to move to the optimal position and kick a pad that is thrown.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Tap and Break

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Tap and Break

Equipment needed: One wave bag cushion and rebreakable board per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will race and tag the wave bag cushion and then race to break the board. This is a fun way to help your students build technical speed.

 

Steps:

  1. Line up your students into several groups. For each group, mark off a square ring.
  2. For each group, set up a wave bag cushion on one corner and then have an instructor in another corner of the ring holding a rebreakable board.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each line has a turn.
  2. On the second round, make it a contest to see which group is the fastest.
  3. You can add variety by changing the board break to a different strike or kick.

 

The Last Samurai

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: The Last Samurai

Equipment needed: 3 Spot dots/line

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will practice their SPEED by being the first to demonstrate martial arts moves and combinations. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Time Fall

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Time Fall

Equipment needed: 1 kicking shield and balloon per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students work on developing explosive SPEED by getting in as many reps as they can before the balloon hits the ground.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Set up and instructor with a kicking shield and balloon for each line.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 4-6 rounds, switching techniques.

 

Watch Out

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: SPEED

Drill: Watch Out!

Equipment needed: Two Punching Mitts per Line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: Using good technique to punch, we will challenge them to have to react after their combination!

 

Step:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have one instructor holding pads for each line.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Perform this 5 times.

Core Skills Concentration

Bang! Pow! Smash!

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Bang! Pow! Smash!

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will practice their CONCENTRATION by demonstrating combinations from their form while adding in comic book sounds with every move.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups, based on their form.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

 

Blind Competition

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Blind Competition

Equipment needed: 1 blindfold per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill, the students will practice concentrating by performing various Martial Arts combinations while blindfolded.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in line will put on the blindfold.
  3. On your command, the students will challenge their concentration by executing combinations.

For example:

  1. Repeat the drill until every student has a turn.
  2. On the second round, make it a competition by seeing who can perform all of the moves correctly the fastest.

 

Blindfold Breaks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Blindfold Breaks

Equipment needed: One blindfold per line and several rebreakable boards

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will challenge their concentration by breaking boards while blindfolded.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The first student in line will put the blindfold on and then break the board with a palm strike.
  3. If he/ she can break the board within 3 attempts then they will move up to a harder board and so forth until they cannot break the board within 3 attempts.
  4. Continue until each student had a turn
  5. You can use a variety of techniques including elbow strikes, hammer fists, and knife hand strikes.

 

Brain Games

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Brain Games

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill the students work on building better CONCENTRATION by naming off things in random categories instead of counting repetitions.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Have 1 instructor per line to watch technique while making sure each student does the appropriate amount of reps.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 times, switching the category each time.

 

Categories

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Categories

Equipment needed: 1 ring / line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: The students will practice their CONCENTRATION by demonstrating strong techniques while naming items in a category.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2-3 turns.

 

Chain Form

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Chain Form

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One for each group

Description: This drill will help students on their CONCENTRATION by having students see where one of their friends are in their form then quickly be able to go from their and finish the form. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development by quickly being able to recognize a section of the form then continuing from that point.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Chamber Stack

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Chamber Stack

Equipment needed: 3 pads, 1 wavemaster top per line

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill, we will work on our round or sidekick chambers to improve our CONCENTRATION with our kicks.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Coordinational Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Coordination Challenge

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their concentration using multiple left and right Martial Arts combinations.

 

Step:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

 

Crazy Crab Taps

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Crazy Crab Taps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will have to concentrate on tapping their shoulder with one arm while kicking with the opposite leg from a bridge position.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into even lines.
  2. Have the first student in line get into a bridge position, similar to a crab position.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person in line has at least three turns, but increase the amount of reps that they have to do by increments of five each time.

 

Don’t Be Spaghetti

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Don’t Be Spaghetti

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on their CONCENTRATION with their technique in this drill by making sure all of their blocks, strikes and kicks do not wiggle and are strong.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups based on rank.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Challenge each student to remain strong through the entire form.
  2. Continue through the form 2 times.

 

Don’t Forget Your Chamber

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Don’t Forget Your Chamber

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on their COORDINATION with their chambers in this drill by being challenged to not forget them while performing their form.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups based on rank.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Challenge the students to see who can do the form with no mistakes.
  2. Continue until through the form 2 times.

 

Don’t Lose Eye Contact

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Don’t Lose Eye Contact

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will work on their CONCENTRATION by performing their form while not looking around the room or at another student.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups by rank.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Challenge the students to see who can make it through the form without having to do jumping jacks.
  2. Continue through the form two times.

 

Forms Elimination

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Forms Elimination

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on having proper concentration in their forms by practicing each move with the correct hand and foot position and technique.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. On the next round, focus further on the proper position of toes, fingers, and knees.

 

High Middle Low

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: High Middle Low

Equipment needed: One wave per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will develop concentration with their kicks by hitting the wave bag with low, middle, and high combinations. This will help them concentrate on multiple commands while also building accuracy in their kicks.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wave bag with two pieces of tape that divide the bag into low, middle, and high sections.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.

 

House Forms

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: House Forms

Equipment needed: An abundance of big pads

Instructors needed: One for each group

Description: Students will work on their CONCENTRATION by doing their forms and trying not to hit the big pads as they go through. This will challenge students intellectual stage of development by realizing quickly that they path they are trying to take won’t work and how to quickly change route.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups
  2. Set up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until every student has had multiple chances to go.

 

Jump or Get Hit

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Jump or Get Hit!

Equipment needed: One blindfold and three targets per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice their concentration by avoiding targets that are thrown at them while blindfolded.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. For each line you will need a stack of four targets.
  3. The first student in line will stand up against the wall blindfolded.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Kicking Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Kicking Challenge

Equipment needed: Approximately 5 clapper targets per group

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice building concentration skills by kicking targets in the appropriate order.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups.
  2. Have each group make a circle with one student in the middle. Give each of the students a clapper target to hold facing the middle of the circle as shown in the picture.
  3. Give each student a number.
  4. Next, call out a number order and the student must kick the targets in the correct order. For example: 2-4-3-1-5
  5. Repeat the drill until everyone has a turn.
  6. You can make it even more challenging by calling out even longer number combinations.

 

Knock the Blocks

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Knock the Blocks

Equipment needed: Three small pads, three blocks, and two slammer pads per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will test their concentration by striking a target while trying to knock blocks over.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Set up several stations of blocks stacked on top of slammer targets as shown in the first picture.
  3. The instructor will hold a small square pad in front of the student approximately four steps away from the stack of blocks.
  4. When the instructor says “go” the students will punch the pad and try to knock the stack of blocks over. However many blocks they knock over is how many points they earn for their team.
  5. Continue until each student has a turn. The team with the most points is the winner.
  6. This drill takes concentration because they have to wait for the instructor to say “go” and then they need to punch the pad hard and with accuracy. Sometimes students lose concentration because they are too focused on trying to punch the pad the fastest.
  7. You can repeat the drill with various strikes and kicks such as palm strikes and round kicks.

 

Math Challenge

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Math Challenge

Equipment needed: One wave bag cushion per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice having concentration with math problems while kicking over a pad. This will help them concentrate on problem solving while also having to concentrate in keeping their chamber leg high while they kick over the pad.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a wave bag cushion or stack of targets for the students to kick over.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has at least three turns.
  2. Increase the sum to be between 11 and 20 on the second turn; and between 21 and 30 on the third turn.

 

Ninja Speedball

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Ninja Speedball

Equipment needed: One large ball

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: In this drill the students will concentrate with their mind, as well as, their bodies by passing around a ball while the two students next to the person holding that ball block with the hand that is closest to the ball holder.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students circle up.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until only two students are left standing.
  2. To make this more challenging you can use other techniques.

 

Progressive Relay

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Progressive Relay

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: In this drill the students work on building better CONCENTRATION while under pressure when performing their form without getting distracted by the other teams.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Designate 1 instructor per line to watch for correct technique.
  3. Explain the Rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that everyone has a turn to be first in line.

 

Quick Block

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Quick Block

Equipment needed: One blocker pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will practice concentration with their left and right arms by blocking the target as quickly as possible.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students make a big circle.
  2. Line up an instructor in the middle of the circle with a blocker pad.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue with the drill until each student has at least five blocking attempts.
  2. If you have time for a second round, you can have the students take turns switching roles with the instructor.

 

Right or Wrong

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Right or Wrong

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will practice their form by concentrating on which moves are correct or incorrect.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups based on rank.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until the form is finished.
  2. The goal is to earn more points than the instructor. If the instructor earns more points than the student, then the students must do fifty jumping jacks.

 

Ring Twister

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Ring Twister

Equipment needed: Eight rings per group

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The student will practice having concentration by playing a fun game of twister. This will help them concentrate on their left and right while also concentrating on having balance so they do not fall.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your student’s pair up with a partner and then divide the partners into groups.
  2. For each group you will need 8 colored rings or circles. If you do not have colored rings, you can create rings on the deck with colored electrical tape.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for two rounds.
  2. You can make it fun by seeing how many commands that can do together as a team without falling.

 

Speed Strikes

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Speed Strikes

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will strike towards their partner at the same time while alternating their strikes as fast as they can without hitting each other.

 

Steps:

  1. Pair each student up with a partner and have them face each other slightly out of striking distance as shown in the first picture.
  2. When the instructor says “go” the students will execute ten palm strikes (alternating hands) towards their partner without striking each other or hitting each other’s hands.
  3. This is a game of concentration because they need to have a good rhythm with their partner so that they don’t go faster than their partner and hit hands.
  4. The first pair finished first is the winner.
  5. You can make it fun by using a variety of techniques such as punches and front kicks.

 

Sturdy Stance

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Sturdy Stance

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1 per line

Description: In this drill, we will work on developing our CONCENTRATION by paying attention to our stances and foot placement while being challenged to stand strong.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns.

 

Tell a Story

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Tell a Story

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Per Group

Description: Students will work on their CONCENTRATION by working on their forms as well as their facial expressions during their form. This will challenge students social stage of development by getting them to show more character in front of their peers.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Think Fast

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Think Fast!

Equipment needed: One small pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will build reactive speed by testing their reaction time to catch a pad.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. The instructor will stand five steps away with a small pad. The student will turn his/ her back to the instructor.
  3. The instructor will say “think fast!” and the student must turn around and catch the pad. Repeat this step three times.
  4. Continue until each student has a turn. Next, have the students punch the pad back to the instructor.
  5. The goal is to increase the students’ reaction time as they try to catch and strike the pad.

 

Watch your Feet

Program: Core SKILLZ

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Watch Your Feet

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One Per Group

Description: Students will work on their CONCENTRATION by working on the foot work of their forms. This will challenge students physical stage of development by really focusing on their stances and the way their feet should move

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue for 2-3 rounds.

 

Zip Bam Boom

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: CONCENTRATION

Drill: Zip Bam Boom

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: In this drill the students will play a concentration game that includes a pattern of Martial Arts moves.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several groups. Have your students make a big circle.
  2. Pick one student to be first. The first student will punch and say “zip.” The second student will kick and say “bam.” The third student will block and say “boom.”
  3. The fourth student will start over and so forth all the way around the circle.
  4. This is a game of concentration because they need to remember the pattern is: punch (zip) – kick (bam) – block (boom).
  5. If the student does not follow the pattern and says the wrong word or does the wrong technique when it is their turn then they have to do 10 jumping jacks.

Once they get the hang of it, see how fast they can go without making any mistakes.

Core Skills Games

Pay Attention

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: GAMES

Drill: Fun Games: Pay Attention

Equipment needed: Two cones and one small square target

Instructors needed: One

Description: The students will try to score a point for their team by either taking the pad safely back to their side without getting tagged, or tagging the other person before they get the pad safely to their side.

 

Steps:

  1. Pair up your students and have them line up on opposite ends of the training deck facing each other.
  2. Assign each pair a number in the order that they are lined up.
  3. Place a small target in the middle of the mat.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. a. Grabbing the target and racing back to their spot before they get tagged. b. Tagging the other student once they grab the target.

 

Speed ball

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: GAMES

Drill: Fun Games: Speed ball

Equipment needed: One medium sized ball

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: As the students pass the ball around to each other, they cannot drop the ball or else they are out.

 

Steps:

  1. Have everyone make a circle.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Additional Rules:
  1. One arm behind their back.
  2. One leg in the air.
  3. One eye closed.

 

Team DodgeBall

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: GAMES

Drill: Fun Games: Team Dodge Ball

Equipment needed: Several Dodge balls

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will try and eliminate everyone on the other team by hitting them three times with a dodge ball.

 

Steps:

  1. Split the class into two teams.
  2. Create a boundary in the middle of the training deck to divide the teams.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Additional rules:

 

Freeze Tag

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: GAMES

Drill: Games: Freeze Tag

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: 1-2 to play or monitor

Description: The students will work on their speed and concentration in this game by running away while paying attention to their surroundings.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students line up on one side of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for at least two games.

 

King of the Box

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: GAMES

Drill: Games: King of the Box

Equipment needed: 2 kicking shields per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will work on their intensity and agility by trying to knock each other out of the box while trying not to get pushed out themselves.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. Each group will take one ring or portion of the mat. Have the students go two at a time against each other. Give each student 1 kicking shield.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each person has two turns.

 

Ninja River

Program: Core SKILLZ (7 to 9 yrs.)

Skill: GAMES

Drill: Games: Ninja River

Equipment needed: Two jump ropes per line

Instructors needed: 1-2 per line

Description: The students will work on their speed to run and jump across growing distances.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into two lines based on jumping ability.
  2. For each line, set two jump ropes on the middle of the mat, parallel to each other spaced 2-3 feet apart.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each line has played two games.

EARLY SKILLZ

Early Skills Warm Ups

Cross Punches

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Cross Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and arms by demonstrating multiple punches that must travel across their body.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to bend your best to keep punching without slowing down.

Duck Kids

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Balloon Kicks

Equipment needed: One balloon per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will kick the balloon as many times as possible without letting the balloon go out of the ring.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. For each group, set up a ring that is approximately the same size as a sparring ring.
  3. Select one person to go first
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has two turns.
  2. You can make it a competition to see who can kick the balloon the most within the ring.

 

Helmets

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Helmets

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their hearts and coordination by demonstrating their ability to demonstrate multiple arm movements quickly without getting tired.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to get your hand to the back of your head not your neck.

 

Switch Jabs

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Cardio: Switch Jabs

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their hearts by demonstrating their ability to quickly move their feet and throw strong punches.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to get your hand to the back of your head not your neck.

1 Foot Holds

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: 1 Foot Holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs as they try to hold their entire body weight while only using one leg.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to not fall while standing up or you might not get as strong.

 

Elephant Punches

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Elephant Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms and core by being able to lift their upper body off the ground and do alternating punches.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to not fall while standing up or you might not get as strong.

 

Mario Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Mario Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their leg and coordination by demonstrating their ability to do multiple kicks while starting from an awkward position.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best and throw the highest and strongest kicks possible.

 

Zombie Seals

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Endurance: Zombie Seals

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their arms by having to hold their body up with one arm while they’re in an awkward position

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to not fall while punching; if you fall you won’t get as strong.

 

Bunny Hop Punches

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Bunny Hop Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs and arms as they try to do continuous hops and punches without stopping.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to bend your best to stay standing, try not to fall.

 

Jumping Ninjas

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Jumping Ninjas

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by demonstrating that they can jump off both feet and do a kick.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have good technique for the whole exercise.

 

Kick and Step

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Kick & Step

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs and coordination by demonstrating their ability to do multiple kicks while moving.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best and throw the highest and strongest kicks possible.

 

 

Knee Stand Punches

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Plyometrics: Knee Stand Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by being able to get up from the ground quickly while starting from an awkward position.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to not fall while standing up or you might not get as strong.

 

Front Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Front Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A few to monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best front kicks using the best technique they can.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to show all 4 parts to every single kick. (Chamber, Kick, Re-chamber, Return)

 

High Blocks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: High Blocks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students will strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best high blocks using the best technique they can.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to have a strong and fast block, while also using good technique.

 

Middle Stance Holds

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Middle Stance Holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their legs by demonstrating their best middle stances using the best technique they can.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do you best to hold the front stance as low as you can.

 

Punches

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: (Beta) Power: Punches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: A Few to Monitor

Description: The students strengthen their arms by demonstrating their best punches using the best technique they can.

 

Steps:

  1. Have the students stand on their spots where they start class.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Do your best to punch as hard and as fast as they can, while also using good technique.

 

Reverse Curl-ups

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Abs Exercise: Reverse Curl-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by raising their legs above their head for ten reps.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to have them raise their feet a little further over their head each rep.

 

Seal-ups

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Arm Exercise: Seal-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by lifting their upper body up with their palms.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to have them bring their hands even lower towards their belt for awesome technique.

 

Spider-ups

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Core Exercise: Spider-ups

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by lifting their body off the ground using their palms and the balls of their feet for ten reps.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders; and their legs shoulder-width apart.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Jack-in-the-box

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Active Leg Exercise: Jack-in-the-box

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by lowering their body in a squat position while their hands are above their head for ten reps.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart and hands behind their head.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. On each rep, have them try to jump even higher.

 

Bicycles

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Abs Exercise: Bicycles

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by moving their legs in a bicycle-like motion non-stop for ten seconds.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to have them bend their knees constantly when they peddle.

 

Seal taps

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Arm Exercise: Seal taps

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by tapping their chest while in seal position for ten reps.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders. Have them raise their bellies off the ground using their palms just like a seal.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to have them bring their hands even higher across their body towards the opposite shoulder each rep.

 

Crab kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Core Exercise: Crab kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by lifting their body off the ground in a crab position and then kick their legs for ten reps.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students raise their body off the ground in a “crab” position.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Stationary Frankenstein’s

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Dynamic Leg Exercise: Stationary Frankenstein’s

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by holding their hands straight out in front of them and then raising their legs to their hands for ten reps.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand with their feet shoulder-width apart and arms extended straight out in front of them.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. On each rep have them try to keep their arms shoulder level.

 

Feet out of water

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Abs Exercise: Feet out of water

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by holding their heels slightly off the ground.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs with their arms folded.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to have them raise their feet a little higher, but not passed a 45-degree angle.

 

Seal Holds

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Arm Exercise: Seal Holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by holding their upper body up with their palms.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to have them keep their hands lower towards their belt.

 

Spider Holds

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Core Exercise: Spider Holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to Monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by holding their body off the ground using their palms and the balls of their feet.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies with their palms on the ground at their side, right below their shoulders; and their legs shoulder-width apart.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Jack-in-the-box holds

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Static Leg Exercise: Jack-in-the-box holds

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by holding their body in a squat position while their hands are above their head.

 

Steps:

  1. The students will build their leg strength by holding their body in a squat position while their hands are above their head.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Try to have them try to lower their body even further until they reach the desired depth.

 

Swimmers

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Abs Exercise: Swimmers

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build abdominal strength by moving their legs in a bicycle-like motion non-stop for ten seconds.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their backs.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue to swim while the instructor counts for ten seconds.

 

Beginner army crawls

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Arm Exercise: Beginner army crawls

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build arm strength by crawling down the mat using their forearms to drag their body.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students lay on their bellies on one end of the mat with their forearms on the floor, making a tight fist.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue once up the mat, and once back down the mat.

 

Bear crawls down the mat

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Core Exercise: Bear crawls down the mat

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their core strength by crawling up and down the mat like a bear.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students hold their body up with their hands and feet on one end of the mat.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Frankenstein’s Down the Mat

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: WARM UPS

Drill: Ultimate Leg Exercise: Frankenstein’s Down the Mat

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: Several to monitor

Description: The students will build their leg strength by swinging their legs up towards their hands while walking down the mat.

 

Steps:

  1. Have your students stand on one end of the mat with their arms extended in front of them.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue once up the mat, and once back down the mat.

Early Skills Stretches

Hand Throws

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Hand Throws

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their ACTIVE stretching focusing on their triceps and shoulders.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until you have done 2 sets.

 

Hip Rotations

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Hip Rotations

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their ACTIVE stretching focusing on the range of motion in their hips.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for two sets.

 

Knee Wobble

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Knee Wobble

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their ACTIVE stretching focusing on the range of motion in their knees.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for two sets.

 

Sitting toe touches

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Active Stretching: Sitting toe touches

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their ACTIVE stretching focusing on their hamstrings.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Airplanes

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Airplanes

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their DYNAMIC stretching focusing on their hips by performing a basic butterfly stretch.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

Row Boats

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Row Boats

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their DYNAMIC stretches focusing on their hamstrings and lower back by reaching as far forward as possible while sitting with legs straight. 

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

 

 

 

Stretch Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Stretch Kicks

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their DYNAMIC stretching focusing on their hip and hamstrings by performing a straight leg swing.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

Twist Stretch

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Dynamic Stretching: Twist Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their DYNAMIC stretching focusing on their core by twisting side to side.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Butterfly Stretch

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Butterfly Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their Partner stretching focusing on their hips while their instructor assists by pushing their knees a little lower.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

Chest Stretch

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Chest Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their PARTNER stretching focusing on their chest by having an instructor gently pull their hands together behind their back while their arms are straight.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for 2 sets.

 

Sitting Hamstring Stretch

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Sitting Hamstring Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PARTNER stretching by sitting with their legs straight while an instructor gently pushes them lower.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until you have done 2 sets.

 

Straddle Stretch

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Partner Stretching: Straddle Stretch

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their PARTNER stretching focusing on their hips and hamstrings by sitting in split position and reaching forward while an instructor gently pushes them farther.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

 

Kneeling Reach

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Kneeling Reach

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will practice their PASSIVE stretching, focusing on their upper shoulder and back.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue for three reps.

 

Pat your Back

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Pat your Back

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching focusing on their triceps.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:
  1. Hold for 10 seconds each side.

 

 

Side Bends

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: STRETCHES

Drill: Passive Stretching: Side Bends

Equipment needed: None

Instructors needed: None

Description: The students will work on their PASSIVE stretching, focusing on their obliques and core.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Explain the rules:

Early Skills Kicking

Balloon Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Balloon Kicks

Equipment needed: One balloon per group

Instructors needed: One per group

Description: The students will kick the balloon as many times as possible without letting the balloon go out of the ring.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into groups.
  2. For each group, set up a ring that is approximately the same size as a sparring ring.
  3. Select one person to go first.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has two turns.
  2. You can make it a competition to see who can kick the balloon the most within the ring.

 

Castle Crasher

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Castle Crashers

Equipment needed: One kicking shield, 3 small square blocks per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their KICKING in this drill by kicking three stacked objects one at a time without knocking all the blocks over or putting their foot on the ground.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one kicking shield with 3 small square blocks stacked on top and one instructor to spot.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

 

 

 

C-A-T, D-O-G

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: C-A-T, D-O-G

Equipment needed: Two focus mitts per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will punch the focus mitts as they spell the word “cat” and “dog.” This is a great drill for teaching the students how to spell while also learning how to punch.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. Demonstrate the drill first by punching the focus mitts (alternating hands) while saying one letter per punch spelling the word c-a-t.
  3. The first time through the line, the instructor will say each letter and the students will punch the mitt while repeating each letter.
  4. The second time through the line, see if they can spell the word on their own.
  5. Repeat the drill spelling the word “dog.”
  6. Continue until each student has at least two turns.
  7. You can add variety to the drill by spelling other words too.

 

Dizzy Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Dizzy Kicks

Equipment needed: One kicking target per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will spin in a circle three times and then kick the pad.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into even lines.
  2. Line the students up on one end of the mat.
  3. On the other end, have an instructor hold a kicking target for each line.
  4. Explain the rules:
  1. Continue until each student has a turn.
  2. You can make it fun by making it a race to see which line is the fastest.
  3. You can make it even more challenging by placing a ring on the ground and having them spin within the ring.

 

Donkey Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Donkey Kicks

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: In this drill we will work on having good spatial awareness with their kicks by KICKING behind us and using the bottom of the foot.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

 

Don’t Drop the Cone

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Don’t Drop the Cone

Equipment needed: One kicking target and small cone per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill the students will learn how to develop balance while kicking by balancing a cone on their head as they kick the target. This is a great way to teach them how to keep their head up while kicking.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your class into lines.
  2. The first student in line will balance a cone on his/ her head and kick the target three times without dropping the cone. You may need to hold some student’s hand to help them build better balance.
  3. Continue until each student has a turn
  4. Repeat the drill but let them do as many kicks as they can without dropping the cone or putting their leg down
  5. The goal is for each student to learn how to keep their head up while kicking.

 

Don’t Drop the Penny

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Don’t Drop the Penny

Equipment needed: Two pennies and a kicking target

Instructors needed: One

Description: In this drill the students will hold a penny in each hand while they kick the target. This will teach them how to keep their fists tight and their hands up while they kick.

 

Steps:

  1. Explain to your students that a good Martial Artist can keep their fists tight and hands up while they kick.
  2. Show the students two pennies. Hold one penny in each hand and demonstrate how you can hold the pennies tight and kick the target.
  3. Have one student volunteer to go first. Place one penny in each of the student’s hands and tell him to hold them tight.
  4. Have him hold his hands up with his fists touching his cheek (this is the best way for them to learn how to hold their hands up) as shown in the picture.
  5. Have the student kick the target ten times, alternating legs, while holding the pennies tight.
  6. Continue until each student has at least two turns.

 

Don’t Knock the Pad

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Don’t Knock the Pad

Equipment needed: 3 slammer pads per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The student will turn their body and side kick a slammer pad while kicking over a stack of slammer pads. This will help the students build control, gross motor skills, and spatial awareness.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need two slammer pads stacked and an instructor holding a slammer pad on the other side of the stacked pads.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.
  2. On the second turn, have the student start over if their foot hits the pad.
  3. On the third turn, make it a contest to see who can kick the pad four times in a row the fastest without their foot touching the pad.

 

Don’t Squish the Block

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Don’t Squish The Block

Equipment needed: 1 small block, 1 clapper pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will practice kicking the pad while keeping their knee chambered in the air to build better leg strength by keeping the knee held up.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need one block and one Instructor to hold the pad. It may be necessary to assist with their balance
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns

 

Elevator

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Elevator

Equipment needed: Three larger targets and one clapper target per line

Instructors needed: 

Frog Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Frog Kicks

Equipment needed: 4 kicking shields, Clapper Pad per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The students will work on their KICKING by being challenged to do so while frog jumping over pads before doing their kicks.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need four kicking shields evenly spaced with an instructor at the end holding a clapper target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

 

Giant Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Giant Kicks

Equipment needed: 5 rings or spot dots per line.

Instructors needed: One Per Line

Description: The students will practice KICKING by being able to kick and step down the mat. This will challenge the students physical stage of development by requiring the students to move forward as they’re kicking.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line, you will need an instructor with the rings set-up in stepping motion down the mat.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue so that each student has at least 2 turns.

 

Helping Each Other

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Helping Each Other

Equipment needed: Clapper target

Instructors needed: One instructor per line

Description: In this drill, the students are going to practice their kicks by holding the target for each other.

 

Steps:

  1. Pair your students with a partner.
  2. Give one student the clapper target.
  3. The students will face each other and bow, shake hands with their right hand, and look each other in the eyes and say “do your best.”
  4. Next, the students will practice kicking the target by following these instructions:
  1. Repeat the drill until everyone has at least two turns.

 

How Many?

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 & 4 yrs)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: How Many?

Equipment needed: 1 Kicking Shield Per Line

Instructors needed: 1 Per Line

Description: The students will practice KICKING by demonstrating multiple alternating front kicks on kicking shield but they will have to constantly chase the instructor so they can kick the pad.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines
  2. Setting up the drill:
  1. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 2 turns.

 

Hurdle Jumps with Kicks

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Hurdle Jumps w/Kicks

Equipment needed: 2 hurdles and a clapper target (per line)

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: In this drill, the students are going to jump over hurdles that are spread far apart which will build their leg muscles.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into several lines.
  2. Set up 2 hurdles that are spread at least 1 foot apart. Have an instructor on the other side of the hurdles holding a clapper target.
  3. The first student in each line will jump over the hurdles and then kick the target 10 times alternating legs.
  4. Continue until each student has a turn.
  5. Repeat the drill 2 more times and spread the hurdles a little further apart each time.

 

Kick and Catch

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Kick and Catch

Equipment needed: 1 balloon per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The student will toss a balloon in the air, kick the balloon, and then catch it before it touches the ground. This will help the students build foot-eye-coordination, hand-eye-coordination, gross motor skills, and spatial awareness.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a balloon.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.

 

Kick and Sit

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

Drill: Kick and Sit

Equipment needed: 1 kicking target and ring per line

Instructors needed: One per line

Description: The student will kick the target ten times while keeping his or her feet in the ring. This will help the students build control, gross motor skills, and spatial awareness.

 

Steps:

  1. Divide your students into lines.
  2. For each line you will need a ring on the ground, and instructor holding a kicking target.
  3. Explain the rules:
  1. Takeaways:
  1. Continue until each student has 3 turns.
  2. On the second round, have the student start over if his or her feet touch outside of the ring.
  3. On the third round, make it a competition to see who is the fastest.

 

Kick Ball

Program: Early SKILLZ (3 and 4 yrs.)

Skill: KICKING

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